Opportunity: The 2014 Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund For Kenyans The 2014 Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund is open to Kenyan women aged 18 to 25, currently enrolled in a Kenyan tertiary institution, with a passion for environmental conservation.

Opportunity: The 2014 Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund For Kenyans

Published on Fri, Aug 16 2013 by Web Master
Wangari Maathai. Photo credit: Getty Images.
 
The Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund is an environmental innovations fund set up in memory of Professor 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).
 
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.
 
Requirements
 
  • Young women aged 18 to 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 and here.
 
Completed forms should be submitted electronically to grants@kcdf.or.ke while printed copies should be mailed to KCDF Offices on the 4th Floor, Morningside Officer Park, Adams Arcade, Ngong Road.
 
Completed application forms must be received on or before 5.00 p.m. on August 31, 2013.
 
Applicants must cross check with the checklist that all the required attachments are included as incomplete applications will not be considered.
 
For more information, contact:
The Coordinator, 
The Wangari Maathai Scholarships Fund,
KCDF.
P.O Box 10501-00100
Nairobi, Kenya.
Email: info@kcdf.or.ke.
 

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