Scholarships for Alumni

Tchaprachikoff Scholarship Fund

The Tchaprachikoff Scholarship Fund provides one of the most exciting new opportunities exclusively for Bulgarian students. The unique Tchaprachikoff Scholar program provides partial funding for tuition for up to two years for Bulgarian AUBG graduates who are admitted to a graduate program in any one of the top 20 national universities in the United States or to any one of the top 20 US schools in the respective fields. Preference is given to the top 20 national universities.

A very successful Bulgarian-American, Anna Tchaprachikoff believed that education is the key to Bulgaria’s future and that AUBG graduates are particularly well prepared to participate in Bulgaria’s economic development. She therefore established a multi-million dollar fund which will provide support to Bulgarian students admitted to top American universities.

The Scholarship Committee reviews applications on a rolling basis. As funding is limited, apply by March 1 for full consideration.

AUBG alumni who have been accepted into an eligible graduate program can apply by sending the following information to the President’s Office ( or 1 Georgi Izmirliev Sq., Blagoevgrad, 2700, Bulgaria):

  • Letter of Acceptance from a top 20 school/program as ranked by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Financial Aid Award/Student Bill showing the amounts payable.
  • Letter of interest, including date of graduation from AUBG, plans for graduate study, expected date of completion.
  • CV
Tchaprachikoff Scholarship Awardees


Yana Velkova ('08), Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University

Kristiyan Dimitrov ('15), Northwestern University

Kristian Nikolov ('16), Northwestern University


Nelly Popova (’16), Cornell University, School of Applied
Economics and Management

Panayot Ivanov ('16)Northwestern University
Liliya Chobanova ('16), Babson College
Violina Krasteva ('11), Harvard University

Stancho Stanchev ('16), Babson College

Ani Gesheva ('07), University of Columbia
Daniella Gruwell ('07), The University of Texas in Austin 
Rostislava Ivanova ('08), University of Virginia

Asen Kalenderski ('09), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Evelina Baronova ('10), Harvard University
Rafie Drencheva ('14), Northwestern University

Ivan Bardarov ('13), Duke University
Stoyanka Maglova ('08), University of Virginia
Vera Angelova ('07), University of California

Nadya Petrova ('07), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Katerina Lovtchinova ('11), The Johns Hopkins University, SAIS

Yordanka Martin (Kraykova) ('07), Yale University
Pavel Velkov ('05), Columbia University
Dimitri Avramov ('11), Cornell University
Anton Tonev ('11), Cornell University
Teodora Tsankova ('11), Yale University
Kristiyan Georgiev ('11), Columbia University
Mirela Spasova ('11), Stanford University
Hristina Tisheva ('09), Columbia University

Delyan Ganev ('07)Massachusetts Institute of Technology  
Ekaterina Velkova ('07)Columbia University  
Ivan Kotzev ('05), Duke University
Kristina Popova ('10), Stanford University 
Snezhina Kovacheva ('08)Columbia University

Lyuba Stevasarova ('07)Duke University
Mila Todorova ('09), Cornell University 
Stefan Tsvetkov ('09)Columbia University

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