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 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.