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Understanding the New FAFSA and SAI

What is the FAFSA? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a crucial requirement for qualifying for federal student aid. Most colleges and universities use the FAFSA to evaluate eligibility for institution-based scholarships. The FAFSA is completed annually and generates a summary report that includes an estimate of your family’s ability to contribute […]

How to Find Undergraduate Research Opportunities

As a student looking to get ahead in college, you will appreciate these ways to find undergraduate research opportunities. Volunteering in a research lab can be a great way to build professional relationships and skills as an undergraduate. In fact, research suggests that students who participate in undergraduate research are more likely to graduate on […]

Five Best Types of Research Labs for Pre-Med Students

If you attend a college without a medical school, you’ve likely wondered about the best types of research labs for pre-med students. While many students may look to a chemistry or basic science lab, we encourage you to explore the wide range of opportunities at your college. We hope the labs below help give any […]

The 5 Powerful Things Students Should Do Before An Interview

If you are a college student getting ready for a job or graduate school interview, these are the 5 powerful things you should do before an interview. Interviews can be both exciting and stressful. After working so hard to perfect your resume, write a clear cover letter, and apply to a job, internship, or graduate […]

How to Answer the Two Hardest Interview Questions for College Students

If you are an undergrad facing your first interview you need to know how to answer the two hardest interview questions for college students. While you are likely well qualified to answer most questions about your experience and your goals for the future, two top interview questions are always hard for college students to answer: […]

Writing Your First Cover Letter – Easy Advice for Undergrads

If you’re an undergraduate student writing your first cover letter, this easy advice should help you build a quality letter you can submit to your first job application. Even for undergraduates who are trying to write a cover letter with no experience, these quick tips will help you write a first draft you can use. […]

4 Free Places You Should Look For a College Internship

If you are an undergraduate student you likely wonder where are the free places you should look for a college internship. As more and more jobs require experience to get hired, college internships are a powerful way to get a look at your future career. When you are looking for your next internship, these are […]

Improve Your Social Media With 3 Simple Tips For Undergraduates

At the Balkhi Foundation, we encourage our scholars before they apply to first jobs or graduate programs to improve their social media with these 3 simple tips for undergraduate students. If you’re an undergrad looking to clean up your act online (without deleting all your social profiles) we encourage you to follow these quick tips. […]

7 Ways to Keep High Schoolers Learning During Quarantine

As we all know, now is the time for social distancing and learning at home. So the question for many families is how to keep high schoolers learning during quarantine. While there is no shortage of ideas for younger students, high schoolers need more complicated activities to keep them learning rather than checking their phones. […]

Finding Education Scholarships: Where to Start

While college is a dream for many high schoolers, the mounting cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses to achieve a college education can price many talented students out of an amazing education experience. While an increasing number of students are taking on private or government subsidized loan debt, to the tune of an average […]

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