At the Balkhi Foundation, we believe that education is the key to leveling the playing field for talented students from all walks of life. Following the success of our annual Balkhi Foundation Higher Education Scholarship, we are pleased to partner with the Rotary Club of the Northern Palm Beaches to create a new scholarship opportunity for talented students in Florida. The Rotary Club of the Northern Palm Beaches has been serving the Palm Beach County area since 1960 providing opportunities for service, leadership, and youth development.

The 2021 Balkhi Foundation Rotary Scholarship will provide a $1,000 renewable scholarship for a talented Florida student majoring in education. An ideal candidate to become the Balkhi Foundation Rotary Scholar is a student who has demonstrated academic excellence with a GPA of 3.5 or above and a commitment to the Rotary creed of Service Above Self. All Florida applicants majoring in education will be considered for this award, with priority going to applicants from Palm Beach County and the surrounding areas. The Balkhi Foundation and Rotary Club of the Northern Palm Beaches are excited to offer this opportunity as a chance to level the playing field for future generations of educators in Florida.

To apply for the 2021 Balkhi Foundation Rotary Scholarship, interested students should complete the 2021 Higher Education Scholarship Application (Available April 1, 2021). Eligible students will be prompted to opt-in for consideration for the Rotary Scholarship. Florida students majoring in Education are eligible to be considered for both the Higher Education Scholarship and the Rotary Scholarship, so all interested students are encouraged to apply. Initial applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021.

To learn more about the Balkhi Foundation Scholars and their commitment to excellence, we invite you to visit our Scholar Showcase. The talented students that compose the 2019 and 2020 awardee class have continued to demonstrate the commitment to excellence in education that is hallmark of a Balkhi Foundation Scholar. To learn more about opportunities for service and leadership within Rotary for students in your community please visit Rotary’s Youth Programs.

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