for South Asian and Arabic Girls

Saheli is awarding scholarships of $1,500 each to three female students applicable to their tuition and fees cost towards a college degree. The applicant must be a senior in high school with a good record of academic accomplishment (GPA) and committed to enroll in an accredited college for higher education. The student may attend either a 4-year college or a 2-year program. Saheli’s goal is to empower girls who are unable to attend an institution of higher learning due to financial constraints. Funds for this scholarship were raised in the South Asian community of Boston to assist underserved immigrant families.

Required Documents

Application return instructions. Please submit the following:

  1. College Acceptance letter
  2. References from two individuals (one must be a educator)
  3. Personal statement
  4. An official high school transcript
  5. Letter about special circumstances (if applicable)

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


  1. A female High School Senior (class of 2022)
  2. Residing in Massachusetts (United States)
  3. Maintains a high and rising GPA
  4. South Asian or Arabic Origin (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and all Arabic speaking countries)
  5. Accepted into an institution of higher learning

Applicants will be rated on the following criteria:

  1. Personal interview
  2. Quality of the personal statement
  3. Content of the recommendation letter
  4. Quality of high school achievements
  5. Participation in community service and volunteering

Application Period

The 2023 application period:

opens March 14th, 2023 and ends April 30th, 2023.

This is a one-year scholarship, renewable for qualified students.

Please forward all documents and required attachments to Divya Chaturvadi, Co-ED and Committee Chairpersons Kavitha Chandra and Aditi Soni:

or mail paper documents to the following address:

P. O. Box 1345
Burlington, MA 01803