Jillian Bowling Schlaepfer Memorial Scholarship | WWF

Jillian Bowling Schlaepfer Memorial Scholarship



Since 2004, Dr. Bowling had been responsible for the management of all international work at WWF UK. Previously, she was the deputy of forestry for WWF International, where she focused on forest restoration, fire and protected areas. She worked in the Australian Public Service, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet from 1988 to 1989. She then moved to Oregon, where she became the director of state forest lands and faced the challenge of providing habitat for the endangered northern spotted owl while providing revenues to local governments from timber harvesting.

In 1997 Dr. Bowling moved to Switzerland and served for 5 years as the director of the global forest program for the International Federation of Building and Wood Workers, and international federation of more than 300 trade unions from the construction, wood and forest sectors where she rallied members to engage in sustainable use of the environment.

In honor of Jillian Bowling Schlaepfer and her life-long commitment to conservation, WWF has established a Memorial Scholarship Fund that will provide financial assistance to students from Nepal who are currently employed in or intend to pursue careers in nature conservation. Recognizing the tremendous loss of leadership with Jill’s untimely and tragic death, through this fund WWF will help build a new generation of conservation leaders to take on the many challenges facing Nepal in preserving its rich natural heritage.

WWF has awarded Jillian Bowling Schlaepfer Memorial Scholarship following outstanding Nepalese students who showed their potentials and interest in conservation field.
 

Recipients of Jillian Bowling Schlaepfer Memorial Scholarship

Year

Name

District

Institution

Subject

2015 Mr. Kiran Gurung Syangja Institute of Forestry (IOF), Pokhara B.Sc. in Forestry
Ms. Sarun Khadka Sunsari Institute of Forestry (IOF), Pokhara B.Sc. in Forestry
2014 Mr. Prasun Ghimire Nepalgunj Institute of Forestry (IOF), Pokhara B.Sc. in Forestry
Ms. Pramila Thapa Kavre Institute of Forestry (IOF), Pokhara B.Sc. in Forestry
2013 Mr. Chiranjeevi Khanal Dang Institute of Forestry (IOF), Pokhara B.Sc. in Forestry

2012

Mr. Bimal Kumar Budha

Mugu

Institute of Forestry (IOF), Pokhara 

B.Sc. in Forestry

2011

 

Mr. Gopal Khanal

Kailali

Institute of Forestry (IOF), Pokhara 

B.Sc. in Forestry

Mr. Rana Bahadur BK 

Ramechap

Institute of Forestry (IOF), Pokhara 

B.Sc. in Forestry

2010

 

Mr. Deepak Tharu Dahit

Bardia

Institute of Forestry (IOF), Pokhara 

B.Sc. in Forestry

Mr. Bal Kumar Nepali

Gorkha

Institute of Forestry (IOF), Pokhara 

B.Sc. in Forestry

2009

 

Mr. Sonam Tashi Lama

Taplejung

Institute of Forestry (IOF), Pokhara 

B.Sc. in Forestry

Mr. Rinzin Phungjong Lama

 

Institute of Forestry (IOF), Pokhara 

B.Sc. in Forestry

2008

Mr. Ram Autar Chaudhary

Kailali

Institute of Forestry (IOF), Pokhara 

B.Sc. in Forestry

2007

Mr. Sher Bahadur Pariyar

Banke

Institute of Forestry (IOF), Pokhara 

B.Sc. in Forestry