Saheli Offers College Scholarships for South Asian, Arab Women in Massachusetts

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Saheli, a nonprofit organization focused on domestic violence prevention, empowerment, and education for South Asian and Arab families, is currently accepting applications for its annual scholarship program.

The organization will award scholarships of $1000-$2000 to three young women from South Asian and Arab communities in Massachusetts to support their pursuit of higher education.

The scholarships are open to high school seniors of South Asian or Arab origin who are residents of Massachusetts and have been accepted into college for the upcoming academic year. Eligible countries of origin include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and any Arabic-speaking nation.

To apply, students must submit a college acceptance letter, official high school transcript, two references (one from an educator), and a personal statement of approximately 600 words. Participation in Saheli’s Fellowship Program is also required.

Saheli recognizes that some young women of color may hesitate to apply unless they meet every qualification perfectly. However, the organization encourages all interested candidates to apply, as they are committed to evaluating applicants holistically.

Applications are available at and must be submitted by June 30, 2024 to [email protected], [email protected], or mailed to Saheli, P.O. Box 1345, Burlington, MA 01803.

This scholarship presents a great opportunity for South Asian and Arab young women in Massachusetts to receive financial support towards their college education goals. Interested students are encouraged to review the eligibility criteria and application requirements

If you would like to support our scholarship initiative for next year, you can join Saheli at Nirbhaya on December 1st, 2024.

Saheli Scholarship Flyer 2024 (1)

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