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Empowering Futures: College Scholarship for Afghan Girls

We are thrilled to introduce the HOPE for Afghanistan College Scholarship, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at empowering and celebrating the achievements of Afghan girls who are trailblazers in their families, aspiring to become the first to attend college. At HOPE for Afghanistan, we believe in the transformative power of education and are committed to fostering a brighter future for these courageous young women.

Scholarship Details

Scholarship Amount

  • The HOPE for Afghanistan College Scholarship will provide financial support of $2000 to exceptional applicants.


Number of Scholarships

  • 2 per year


Eligibility Criteria

The HOPE for Afghanistan College Scholarship is open to:

  • Afghan girls who are the first in their family to attend college

  • High school seniors or college/university students with a strong commitment to pursuing undergraduate studies

Additional eligibility criteria include:

  • Academic excellence and a proven dedication to education

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and active involvement in their community


Application Deadline

  • The deadline for submitting applications is [Specify the deadline].


How to Apply

  • To apply for the HOPE for Afghanistan College Scholarship, candidates must:


  • For High School Students:

    • Senior Year GPA: Provide your Grade Point Average for your senior year.

    • Personal Statement: In a personal statement, share your reasons for pursuing higher education and elaborate on why you believe you qualify for this scholarship. Include details about your academic achievements, extracurricular activities, and any challenges you've overcome. Express how this scholarship will contribute to your educational goals.  

  • For College Students:

    • Academic Transcript: Include your official academic transcript.

    • Personal Statement: Craft a personal statement explaining your aspirations for higher education and the reasons you are a suitable candidate for this scholarship. Discuss your academic accomplishments, involvement in college activities, and any significant experiences that have shaped your journey. Clearly articulate how receiving this scholarship will impact your continued education.


Selection Process

  • Our scholarship selection committee will thoughtfully review all applications, considering the specified criteria. Successful applicants will be notified by [notification date].


Contact Information


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2024 Sponsors: Sushila Prakash Oswal and Prakash Tarachand Oswal  

We extend our sincere thanks to Sushila Prakash Oswal and Prakash Tarachand Oswal for their incredible generosity. Your benevolent contributions have created a lasting impact on the lives of our scholarship recipients.

Your steadfast dedication to education has gone beyond providing financial assistance; it has acted as a key that opens doors for deserving individuals. Through your support, these ambitious students can now pursue their academic dreams and envisage a brighter future.

We are truly grateful for your commitment to making education accessible and empowering. Your kindness has made a significant difference, and we appreciate your role in creating opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential.

Thank you for being a catalyst for positive change and for championing the cause of education.


2024 Scholarship Winner: Maryam Asghari 

In the vibrant city of Kabul, Afghanistan, a young and ambitious soul named Maryam Asghari faced unexpected challenges when the USA evacuated Afghanistan in August 2021, causing a significant upheaval in her life.

Before the evacuation, Maryam achieved a remarkable feat, completing her high school education in January 2020 and securing a spot in the top 10% of her graduating class. Fueled by a passion for justice and a dream of making a difference, Maryam set her sights on law school, eagerly preparing for college admission when unforeseen events unfolded.

However, her dreams faced a daunting challenge as the Taliban took control of the Afghan government. The once-promising path to higher education seemed uncertain and perilous. The turmoil in her homeland shattered the dreams she had nurtured since high school graduation.

Undeterred by the challenges, Maryam embarked on a journey of resilience and hope. With determination in her heart, she managed to evacuate Afghanistan, navigating through various obstacles. Miraculously, with the assistance of the 30 Bird Foundation, Maryam found refuge first in Pakistan and eventually in the welcoming embrace of Canada.

Now in Canada, Maryam courageously adapted and persevered. Undeterred by challenges, she took additional classes to earn a Canadian high school diploma. Simultaneously, Maryam embraced her new life by immersing herself in the Canadian workforce.

Balancing educational pursuits with dedication, Maryam became a sales assistant in a department clothing store and worked tirelessly as a server at a local hotel. Her unwavering commitment to both studies and employment showcased her resilience and determination.

As Maryam diligently worked towards her Canadian high school diploma, she maintained a vision for the future. With dreams of higher education still burning bright, she aspires to commence her college journey at the esteemed University of Saskatchewan in the fall of 2024.

Maryam's story is a testament to the strength within individuals facing adversity. Her unwavering determination, coupled with the support of the Canadian community, paints a hopeful picture of a young woman ready to overcome challenges and seize opportunities. The tale of Maryam Asghari is one of resilience, ambition, and the pursuit of a brighter future, made possible through the transformative impact of scholarships and community support.

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