About the Project

The Balkhi Foundation Higher Education Scholarship seeks to help talented young people make college more attainable through a $1000 scholarship. These ten annual renewable awards are granted to exceptional high school seniors accepted to a US based college or university who demonstrate a financial need.

An ideal applicant for a Balkhi Foundation Scholarship is a student who has shown dedication to their academics as well as their personal goals whether that is through community service, creation of a business or invention, or significant dedication to academic pursuits. Students should be self starters who have shown tenacity in the face of challenges and a hunger for success. Previous Balkhi Foundation Scholars have represented a diverse variety of backgrounds and high school experiences including community service, writing and publishing novels, completing university level research or associates degrees in high school, or being identified as leaders within their school and community.

Current high school seniors with a 3.5 weighted or unweighted GPA with financial need are encouraged to apply. Important dates are below.

Student Applications Open April 1, 2024
Student Applications Close Saturday, April 15 at 11:59pm EST
Teacher Recommendation forms (sent via email) Due Monday, April 29 at 11:59PM EST
Finalists Notified May 2024

Funding Amount
Student Application Closed.

Our scholarship recipients are on the pathway to making a difference.

Our previous winners are an exceptional group young people who were driven to succeed throughout their high school careers are are currently excelling at their programs of choice. To learn more about our Balkhi Foundation Higher Education Scholars, please visit our Scholar Showcase.

Community support allows us to expand our scholarship reach.

The importance of providing assistance for talented students such as these cannot be understated. These ten talented winners were chosen after blinded review of hundreds of candidates, many of whom still require financial assistance to attend college. Please consider donating to the Balkhi Foundation to fund even more of these extremely talented students in 2024.

Applicants Must Submit
The contact information (including email address) for two teachers that can speak to their academic achievement.
Acceptance letter to chosen college or university (If selected as a finalist) and digital high school transcript.
A statement 250 - 500 words that answers the question: What makes you stand out among the rest of the applicants?
A completed FAFSA Submission Summary with SAI (Student Aid Index).

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Student Application Closed
Student Applications for 2024 are closed. Winners announced in Summer 2024.
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