Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund

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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.

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.

Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund: Selection Criteria

  • 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.

Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund: How to Apply

Detailed application guidelines and application forms can be downloaded below. 

Completed Wangari Maathai Scholarship Application Forms can be submitted by email to grants [at] kcdf.or.ke. Printed copies may be submitted to KCDF Offices on 4th Floor, Morning Side Officer Park, Adams Arcade, Ngong Road.

For more information and to download scholarship application forms, see: Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund

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