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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
Stancho Stanchev ('16), Babson College
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
The keen ambition you find in AUBG students is really impressive!