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, in 2021 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 winners will be announced in late June 2021. The next round of applications will open in Spring 2022.

Funding Amount
2021 Student Applications 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 2021.

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 from among the rest of the applicants?
A completed FAFSA SAR (Student Aid Report) with your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

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Winners to be announced in late June 2021.
All student applications are currently closed. All student applicants should have received an email with their decision.
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