for South Asian and Arab Girls

Are you a high school senior pursuing higher education but needing financial support? We are awarding scholarships of $1000-$2000 to three girls or women from South Asian and Arab communities in Massachusetts for college tuition and fees.

Saheli recognizes that some BIPOC women and girls and people of color may hesitate to apply for opportunities unless they meet every qualification perfectly. We are committed to evaluating candidates holistically and encourage all interested to apply.

What you need to apply:

  • College acceptance letter
  • Official high school transcript
  • Two references (one from an educator)
  • Personal statement (approximately 600 words)


  • High school senior (class of 2024)
  • Girls and women residents of Massachusetts
  • South Asian or Arab origin (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, or any Arabic-speaking country)
  • Accepted into college
  • Participation in the Saheli Fellowship Program – learn more here.

Application Period

The 2024 application period ends June 30th, 2024.

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

Please forward all documents and required attachments to Priya Murali and Aditi Soni:

or mail paper documents to the following address:

P. O. Box 1345
Burlington, MA 01803