The Wangari Maathai Scholarships

On Sunday, August 4th, 2013
The Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund is an environmental innovations fund set up in memory of Prof. Wangari Maathai that is aimed at developing action-oriented young people with strong values and commitment to the conservation of the physical and social environment in Kenya. 
The fund has been established by The Rockefeller Foundation, The Green Belt Movement and Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF).

This is the 2nd public call for scholarship applications to the fund. 
A scholarship award from the fund is given each year to a young woman who has demonstrated passion and personal commitment to environmental conservation.

This individual must also demonstrate their ability to successfully mobilize people and provide leadership in environmental advocacy.
 

Selection Criteria:
  • A young woman of between the ages of 18 – 25 years.
  • Kenyan citizens currently residing in Kenya
  • The scholarship is limited to applicants who have enrolled in a Kenyan tertiary institution
  • Ability to demonstrate the environmental conservation project(s) they have started or have been involved in and how those initiatives have impacted people in their community, in ways that have improved environmental health and sustainability, and the fund’s goals of achieving a greener, cleaner and a more sustainable community.
How to Apply
Detailed application guidelines and application forms can be downloaded from the following websites:
Completed APPLICATION FORMS can be submitted by email to [email protected] Printed copies may be submitted to KCDF Offices on 4th Floor, MorningSide Officer Park, Adams Arcade, Ngong Road, to be received on or before 5.00pm, 31st August 2013. 
Applicants must cross check with the checklist that all the required attachments are included; otherwise incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
For more on the fund, kindly contact:
The Coordinator
The Wangari Maathai Scholarships Fund
KCDF
P.O Box 10501-00100
Nairobi, Kenya
Email: [email protected]
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