Wangari Maathai Scholars

The Wangari Maathai Scholarship Fund

This 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.

From 2013 to 2017, the fund has awarded six tertiary education scholarships to young ladies who demonstrated outstanding commitment to civic engagement and leadership in environmental conservation and peace issues in Kenya. 

Objectives of the Scholarship Fund

Targeting young women between the ages of 18 to 25, the scholarships will seek to realize the following objectives:

  • Encourage passionate young women wishing to develop their professional/educational skills and talents in the field of environmental conservation, peace and advocacy as a viable career option.
  • Encourage and promote the spirit of environmentalism as propagated by the late Prof. Wangari Maathai through supporting innovative ideas that contribute to sustainable development and greater climate change adaptation.