Call For Applications :The Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund

The Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund is an environmental innovations fund set up in memory of Professor Wangari Maathai given to deserving women who are passionate about environmental advocacy in Kenya. The fund has been established by The Rockefeller Foundation, The Green Belt Movement and Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF).

The Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund will be running for the sixth time this year. 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.

As part of the award, you will receive funds towards scholastic needs which includes tuition fees. You will also get funds to support a community environmental project which you must provide details as per the application form.

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 University
  • 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.


– Scanned copy of your most recent college financial status or financial information

– Scanned copy of your Student ID,

– Most recent digital photograph (a passport photo)

– A scanned copy of your guardian or parent concurrence letter (if appropriate)

– A scanned copy of your dean or departmental Chair testimonial

Returned a filled application form (see section below on how to apply)

How to Apply

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS can be submitted online to KCDF on or before 5.00pm, 30th July 2017.


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