AUBG Main Supporters

America for Bulgaria Foundation

The America for Bulgaria Foundation was established in 2009 with the mission to assist in strengthening a vibrant market economy and the institutions of democratic society in Bulgaria, helping the country to realize its full potential as a successful, modern European nation; to enhance the longstanding legacy of goodwill and friendship between the American and Bulgarian people and through many of its programs, to promote the US – Bulgaria people-to-people contacts and exchange of ideas and resources; to represent the generous face of the American people and embodies the highest standards of US ethical conduct, transparency, and core values.

Ever since it was established ABF remains one of the greatest AUBG supporters with total funding of over $22 Million. ABF has empowered generations of AUBG students and we are grateful for their friendship and support. Thanks to ABF more than 350 students have received support in obtaining high-quality education at AUBG through the generous funding exceeding $14 Million. The available scholarships financed by ABF are the America for Bulgaria Distinguished Scholarship, Borgatti Scholarship and the Roma Scholarship. However, ABF’s support does not stop here. In 2012 a new fabulous building opened its doors on the AUBG Skaptopara campus. It was named after ABF due to the foundation’s crucial role in the realization of this project. ABF donated $8 Million to the project and made possible the construction of the state-of-the-art structure that was awarded “Building of the Year” in 2013. With the strong support of ABF AUBG is continuing to educate young people and contributing to the development of the region. The latest ABF contribution to AUBG is its support to the AUBG Long-Term Sustainability Strategy and Organizational Study Project.


The successful partnership between AUBG and AADF was established in 2012. Over $650,000 were awarded to 22 students from 4 cohorts (2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015).

There are no better ambassadors to promote the mission and values of AADF, not only in Albania and Europe but worldwide, than the beneficiaries of its scholarships. It is our hope that the AADF scholars will apply their knowledge and skills acquired at the American University in Bulgaria to transform their community.

Open Society Institute

The Open Society Institute was founded in 1979 by George Soros. The Open Society Scholarship Programs aims to promote critical thinking, free and open intellectual inquiry, and cross-cultural tolerance and respect.

The successful partnership between the American University in Bulgaria and the Open Society Institute dates back to 1992. Throughout the years OSI has supported AUBG by more than $36MM. Over 3000 scholarships were distributed to students from 23 countries amounting to $27MM.


The American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) supported AUBG since 1998 with an amount of more than $11MM. ASHA is one of the first and most important partners of the American University in Bulgaria. 

The generous support of ASHA is fundamentally valuable and important to the AUBG community, as it not only provides students with an opportunity to participate in sports and to have a modern art venue equipped with everything necessary for professional theater production, but also gives them an opportunity to live in a comfortable and safe environment and acts as a tool for bonding and overcoming social, cultural, and national differences. ASHA’s kind support to the construction of the new library building was an important milestone in the modernization of Panitza Library. It was an essential step to enhancing the Library’s role as a welcoming, supportive, and vibrant learning environment.

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