Scholarships

Scholarships for Entering Students

Every applicant is automatically reviewed for any scholarship that he or she is eligible to receive. Scholarships based on academic merit are awarded based on the strength of the applicant’s high school performance and English language proficiency test scores. Financial aid each year accounts to $4.8 million and 73% of AUBG students receive some form of a scholarship.

Only applicants who have submitted complete Applications for Financial Assistance are eligible to receive any scholarship awarded (in full or in part) on the basis of financial need. The Application for Financial Assistance is available on the How To Apply page.

The Bulgarian Social Impact Scholarship

One full tuition scholarship for the four-year course of study is available to Bulgarian first-year students at AUBG with a minimum high school GPA of 3.50 on a scale of 4.00 and demonstrated significant social impact in their communities. 

In addition to the standard application requirements for enrolment in AUBG, applicants for the Bulgarian Social Impact Scholarship are also required to submit an essay, video or presentation telling the story of their social impact project, as well as at least one additional reference letter by someone who can verify the truthfulness of the project story. In order to be eligible, projects should have been implemented in Bulgaria and should have impacted positively the Bulgarian society, community group(s) or citizens permanently residing in Bulgaria. All documents regarding this scholarship must be submitted by March 10. (Regular application documents must still be completed by March 1.)

Projects will be evaluated from the perspective of the sustainability and scaling potential of the positive social change which they have caused, as well as from the perspective of the number of people who have been benefiting from this positive change. Students will present their projects before representatives of AUBG and the Bulgarian business on March 17 in Sofia. 

Scholarship recipients will be required to maintain CGPA of minimum 3.50 on a scale of 4.00 during their entire course of study at AUBG to retain the scholarship and will be encouraged to demonstrate continued social engagement via extracurricular activities.

Prof. Dr. Lachezar Tsotsorkov Distinguished Scholarship

Five full-tuition scholarships for the four-year course of study are available to first-year Bulgarian students with TOEFL or the equivalent English Language proficiency exam above the average for the prior academic year’s incoming class. The scholarship is intended for recipients who demonstrate a strong commitment towards social causes and community service. Ideal candidates should already be engaged with a significant social problem in Bulgaria. Preference will be given to candidates with technical skills, project management experience, and experience in NGOs or projects with social impact. In case all other requirements are met, preference will be given to candidates from the region of Panagyurishte.

The Gipson Black Sea Scholarship

Two $5,000 scholarships annually for the four- year course of study are available for students from Romania, Ukraine, Georgia or Turkey, showing financial need and demonstrating academic excellence.

Aurubis Bulgaria Scholarship

One $5,000 scholarship for the first year of study is available for Bulgarian student from the Srednogorski region (Mirkovo, Chavdar, Chelopech, Zlatitsa, Pirdop, Anton and Koprivshtitsa municipalities). Candidates with the highest results (high school grades and TOEFL score) shall be given an advantage.

25 Weeks of Pride Campaign Scholarship

One $3,000 scholarship for the first year of study is available for a new AUBG student based on academic merit (high school grades and TOEFL score).

Michael Iovenko Endowed Scholarship

In honor of an outstanding Bulgarian/American, up to four scholarships of $2,500 each for the first year of study are awarded to Bulgarian first-year students based upon academic merit, character, leadership skills, and service to others.

Zamphiroff Endowed Scholarship

Sixteen partial scholarships covering 40% of the annual tuition for the entire four-year course of study at AUBG are available to entering Bulgarian students. To be eligible for the scholarship students must declare an intention to study Economics and pledge to work in Bulgaria after graduation. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated financial need at the time of admission. Scholarship recipients must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.5 (on the scale of 4) during their studies at AUBG.

Philhellene Scholarship

Two scholarships of $2,500 each for the first year of study are available to Greek students.

Raiffeisen Bank Bulgaria Distinguished Scholarship

Six scholarships of $2,500 each for the first year of study are available to Bulgarian students based on both academic merit and financial need. Eligible students are identified by the Scholarship Committee based on their application and financial aid form.

Yury Zabello Scholarship

Two $2,500 scholarships for the first year of study are available for freshman AUBG students from Belarus.

USIT Colors Scholarship

One $2,500 scholarship for the first year of study is available for a student from Bulgaria or from a developing country in Eastern Europe or Asia with financial need.

The Dynamic Resources Scholarship

One $2,500 scholarship for the first year of study is available for freshman AUBG student. The awardee must have a result of TOEFL or the equivalent English Language proficiency exam above the average for the prior academic year’s incoming class and must be in need of financial support.

The Ivan Manev and Alexandra Todorova Scholarship

One $2,500 scholarship for the first year of study is available for a Bulgarian student coming with preference from the region of Plovdiv.

Metcalf / Ramsden Endowed Scholarship

Two $2,250 scholarships for the first year of study are available to first-year students who have demonstrated financial need and are students of considerable promise in terms of academic accomplishments, leadership abilities, and personal character.

Victoria Pavlova-Entwistle Endowed Scholarship

One $2,000 scholarship for the first year of study is available for a new AUBG Bulgarian student of good academic standing with a significant achievement outside of academics (i.e. music or sports semi-professional involvement). The student should be committed to staying in Bulgaria long term.

Albanian Scholarship 

Up to 15 scholarships of $2,000 each for the first year of study are available to incoming students of Albanian descent from Albania, Kosovo, and Macedonia, based on financial need. Scholarships are for the first year of study.

Huwiler / Khamatova Scholarship

One scholarship of $2,000 for the first year of study is available to a student from Kyrgyzstan (Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan or a country from Central Asia) with financial need.

William Porter Memorial Scholarship

One scholarship of $1,500 for the first year of study is available to a Bulgarian student based on academic merit and active participation in sports activities.

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*The scholarships listed are subject to changes due to the availability of funds.

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*Listed scholarships may be subject to changes and availability of funds.

The scholarships on this page are for new AUBG students. 

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