The Balkhi Foundation Higher Education Scholarship seeks to help talented young people make college more attainable through a $1000 scholarship. These one year awards are granted to exceptional high school seniors accepted to a US based college or university who demonstrate a financial need. Previous recipients of the award are welcome to apply again for additional years of study.

In addition to completing the application form below, applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Two teacher recommendations that speak both to their academic achievement and their motivation for success. Teachers providing letters of recommendation are encouraged to speak to their personal experience with the student applicant and the student’s character and determination. Strong recommendation letters incorporate details regarding the student’s interests, successes, and personal growth over the course of the relationship with the teacher or mentor. There are no specific recommendations regarding length of recommendation letters.
  • Copy of the student’s transcript
  • Proof of acceptance to a US college or university
  • Evidence of financial need by providing FAFSA results (Student Aide Report). Supplemental statements are allowed for students who feel their FAFSA results need additional explanation.
    The 2019 Application is now closed.