Rising Impactors Program


Rising Impactors is a joint long-term initiative of AUBG and the Bulgarian business in support of future university students who, inspired by their own ideas and with their own resources, carry out positive change in the communities we live in.

Rising Impactors provides the opportunity for full-tuition scholarships for new students at the American University in Bulgaria. At AUBG we have the experience and resources to give young people an excellent start. And you, in turn, could support financially their personal growth.

The candidates for this prestigious scholarship will present their social projects (either ongoing or already implemented) to businesses – the companies who actively support their future talents!


The Bulgarian Social Impact Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship for eight semesters of study at AUBG. It 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. 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.


The Rising Impactors scholarships can become the most productive part of your CSR program.

You benefit because you:

  • support higher education;
  • give a chance to bright young people to receive top class university training;
  • impact society by encouraging the best of its youth;
  • connect with young talents and future leading professionals;
  • become a member of a distinguished club of forward-looking companies and individuals.


Hear from the people who believe in and support the Rising Impactors program.

President Rosen Plevneliev (2012 - 2017)
“I feel privileged to have joined the AUBG innovative scholarship program which for the first time in Bulgaria promotes creative social thinking and activity. This kind of talent will become increasingly vital for tomorrow’s world as it strives to become a better place.”


Rising Impactors launch event to businesses and media: Feb. 7 at Peroto Literature Club. Special guest – President Rosen Plevneliev (2012 – 2017)

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