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.
Additionally, the Balkhi Foundation has partnered with the Rotary Club of the Northern Palm Beaches to offer an eleventh $1,000 scholarship to a talented student with financial need in Florida. To qualify, the student must plan to major in education and must be attending high school in the state of Florida. Preference is given to those within Palm Beach County.
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 created community service programs, published novels, completed university level research or associates degrees in high school, and have been 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. 2021 Scholarship applications will open April 1st 2021. Initial Applications will be due by 11:59 PM EST Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
April 1, 2021 – Applications Open
April 14, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST – Initial Applications Close
April 21, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST – Deadline for Teachers to Complete the Foundation’s Recommendation Form
Early May 2021 – Finalists Notified and have one week to provide Transcript, FAFSA SAR, and Proof of Admission
Late May 2021 – Winners Notified
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 2021.