At the Balkhi Foundation, we understand that education is essential to creating a phenomenal tomorrow. From funding technology training and scholarships to the Balkhi family’s past work funding schools in underserved communities, our goal is to facilitate achievers to educational heights that would otherwise be out of reach. We know that a child’s talent is more often bounded by circumstance than ability and endeavor to level the playing field for students fighting for educational excellence.
The Balkhi Foundation Higher Education Scholarship
The Balkhi Foundation Higher Education Scholarship is a scholarship awarded in the spring targeting graduating high school seniors who have been accepted to a US based college or university. Winners of this scholarship are incredibly talented and high achieving young adults who have demonstrated financial need to attend their chosen college or university.
In the scholarship’s inaugural year, over 1100 applications were received with students hailing from 48 states. The 2019 winners represented a diverse group of exceedingly talented young people each determined to make a difference in the world around them. To learn more about our 2019 winners, please visit our Scholarship page.
Building Schools in Areas of Need
Prior to launching the Balkhi Foundation, the Balkhi family is proud to have worked with Pencils of Promise and the Cambodian Village Fund to bring schools to engaged communities abroad. Both Pencils of Promise and the Cambodian Village Fund strive to identify and engage communities who are passionate about bringing education to their children. With these philanthropies, the Balkhi family funded three schools serving children in Guatamala (Chuche Primary School, Vijolom II Primary School, Villa Hortencia Antigua Primary School) and one school in Cambodia (Syed Balkhi Center of Learning). To learn more about these past project, please visit our Past Project page.