Administered by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the J. Paul Getty award, often called the Nobel Prize of conservation, carries a $200,000 prize fund. In 2008 the President of Velondriake Association, Mr. Roger Samba received the prestigious J. Paul Getty Award in recognition of his pioneering work for leading his community in the development of sustainable management systems. He has used the $200,000 prize fund to create a scholarship programme for promising Malagasy students studying marine science. There are 10 scholarships offered by the programme, 5 for undergraduates and 5 for postgraduates. Applications are now open. Please find information and application forms below for each scholarship fund.
Mr. Roger Samba and the scholarship students, 2010
Download application forms for both scholarship funds.
Interested candidates should contact lalao[@]blueventures[dot]org with any enquiries regarding application procedures and deadlines. Applications should be made to the addresses stated in each individual call for applications.
See here for biographies of last year's scholars
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