The 2020 Balkhi Foundation Higher Education Scholarship application is now open. This $1000 scholarship is open to all high school seniors who have been accepted to attend a US college or university and whom demonstrate financial need. Students must have a 3.5 (weighted or unweighted) GPA to be considered for this award and must apply before Midnight EST on April 15, 2020. Interested applicants can Apply Here.

The 2020 application has been streamlined in order to adapt to the changing face of education around the world. Students are now able to submit an initial application without requesting a hard copy transcript or teacher recommendation. Instead, teachers are contacted to provide an electronic recommendation based on email addresses provided by the student. Once applications close on April 15th, applications will be evaluated and only finalists will be requested to submit transcripts and other supporting documentation. We hope that these changes reduce the burden of application on teachers, students, and school administrative staff.

The Balkhi Foundation Higher Education Scholarship was started to improve access to high quality education to talented students with financial need. At the Balkhi Foundation, we know that a student’s achievement is more often bounded not by ability, but by circumstance. That is why we were proud to fund ten $1000 scholarships to exceptional high school seniors in the 2019-2020 school year. These talented students have continued to rise above adversity and have achieved the designation of Balkhi Foundation Scholars. To learn more about our 2019 Scholars and their accomplishments please visit our scholar showcase.

The importance of providing assistance for talented students cannot be understated. The ten talented scholars of 2020 will be chosen after blinded review of hundreds of candidates, many of whom will still require financial assistance to attend college. Please consider donating to the Balkhi Foundation to fund our efforts to expand the scholarship to more incredibly talented students.