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).
The scholarship fund will be awarded annually, with the first cycle being granted during the 2013 academic year. In this first year, the tertiary education scholarship will be awarded to a young woman aged 18 to 25 years, who has demonstrated passion and personal commitment to environmental conservation. This individual must have also demonstrated their ability to successfully mobilize people and provide leadership in environmental advocacy.
- Young women 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 here.
Completed APPLICATION FORMS can be submitted by email to [email protected]. Printed copies may be submitted to KCDF Offices in Pangani to be received on or before 5.00pm, 30th November 2012. 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]