Applications are now closed for the 2021 Balkhi Foundation Higher Education Scholarship. Candidates for this year’s eleven college scholarships represent a group of highly motived students with a proven track record of academic success and triumph over challenges.
This year’s cohort of applicants have faced an unprecedented high school experience. With the COVID-19 pandemic beginning during their junior year, these students have faced a senior year that has been beyond compare. Despite this, they have demonstrated perseverance in extracurricular activities, community involvement, and academic pursuits – averaging a 3.7 unweighted GPA. This stellar group of applicants represents 41 of the 50 US states and they have their sights set on a a variety of local, state, HBCU, and Ivy league universities.
We at the Balkhi Foundation are confident that the winners of this year’s scholarship will continue the tradition of excellence established by the 2019 and 2020 Balkhi Foundation Scholars. With the addition of the Foundation’s Rotary partnership this year’s cohort of scholars is sure to be both incredibly talented and well suited to the rigors of university life.
If you would like to help expand the reach of the Balkhi Foundation, please consider donating to fund future scholarships. All donations go directly to funding scholarships for talented young people facing financial hardships and work towards the foundation’s goal of fighting inequality through education.