Monday, June 20, 2011

Scholarship Announcement Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship 2011

Dear MNSMS supporters

We are delighted to announce the Masters degree programme at Lincoln University New Zealand 2012-2013 in the fields of natural resource management, tourism and the environment.

We need to identify two Nepali candidates for the Masters degree programme scholarship generously offered by Lincoln University New Zealand (and supported by WWF, Greater Himalayas Foundation USA and Outward Bound New Zealand) starting early 2012 for two years. Full details are attached. The deadline for applications is 15 August 2011.

Please help us spread the word widely amongst your networks so we can find the most deserving and suitable applicant to take up this wonderful opportunity.

Many thanks and best wishes
Lisa Choegyal
on behalf of the Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship committee
(See attached file: MNSMS Announcement 2011.pdf)

Lisa Choegyal
New Zealand Honorary Consul to Nepal

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Scholarship Announcement Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarship 2011

Mingma Norbu Sherpa Memorial Scholarships (MNSMS) are available for students interested in pursuing a Masters Degree at Lincoln University, New Zealand. They are awarded for the purpose of encouraging postgraduate study and research in natural resource management, tourism and the environment to build conservation leadership in Nepal, inspired by and in memory of Mingma Norbu Sherpa. Applicants from remote and rural regions and women are encouraged to apply.

1. Number of Awards
Two scholarships for two year period (January 2012 to December 2013).

2. Fields of Study
Masters degree in area of natural resource management or tourism and the environment from courses listed, as approved by MNSMS committee.

3. Scholarship Benefits
·         Fully paid tuition for two years.
·         Student living allowance and insurance at Lincoln University for two years.
·         One round trip airfare Kathmandu to Christchurch New Zealand and NZ visa fees.
·         Outward Bound New Zealand Leadership Course.
·         Membership of Asia-­New Zealand Foundation – Young Leaders Network.

4. Requirements
Applicants must be Nepali nationals, resident in Nepal, and under the age of about 35 years. A four-­years Bachelors Degree is required in relevant fields such as Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Agricultural Sciences or Tourism, and preferably a local Masters degree.

The scholarships are intended to support Nepalis who are committed to the future of environmental protection and sustainable natural resource management in Nepal. A two-­page essay demonstrating a track record of having worked in these areas and future commitment to conservation in Nepal must accompany the application.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate his/her recent English Language Proficiency by presenting an IELTS certificate of overall 6.5. The MNSMS is governed by Lincoln University regulations.

5. Application Dateline: 15 August 2011

An application letter with one passport size photograph, two-­page essay and CV with contact information (original home address, current email and telephone numbers) plus copies of all relevant supporting documents as required above must be received by email to before 15 August 2011.

Only short listed candidates with full documentation will be called for an interview.

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