Win a $1000 College Scholarship

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2024 ABP College Scholarship Application

The Association of Bulgarian Professionals (ABP) is proud to present for a fourth consecutive year, 3 scholarships in the amount of $1000 each, for the 2024-2025 academic year. 

24/25 ABP College Scholarship Application

Submission Requirements:

Scholarships will be awarded based on an objective evaluation of the applicant who is currently graduating high school and is an incoming freshman in college ⠀ or is currently a freshman/sophomore. Criteria that will be considered are the applicant’s prior academic performance and demonstrated community involvement. The applicant shall submit a written or video essay.

  • Essay or Video Topic: Why is higher education important to you, and how do you envision contributing to the Bulgarian community? 
  • Written essays shall be between 500-1000 words in length in Bulgarian or English. 
  • Video: 3 – 5 minutes long and in a vertical 9:16 format.
  • Applicant’s most recent or current school year transcript, including GPA, current school information, and classes enrolled in.
  • Applicants College/University acceptance letter (Applicable to High School Seniors only).

Applicants are encouraged to submit the most recent achievements, accomplishments, awards, and extracurricular activities that demonstrate dedication to education and personal development.

The use of plagiarism, Chat GPT, or any AI-related technology is prohibited and will disqualify the application.

Please submit your essay or video no later than April 15th, 2024, to the email below: [email protected] 

Scholarship Rules:

  • – High School Graduates: A graduating high school senior at the time of application and entering freshman year at an accredited college, university, or tech/trade school on a full-time basis for the entire 2024/2025 academic year.
  • College Freshman/Sophomores: A current college student at the time of application, entering the succeeding year at an accredited college, university, or tech/trade school full-time for the entire 2024/2025 academic year.
  • Applicants must be of Bulgarian descent which shall be defined as having at least one parent who is a Bulgarian citizen. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. resident alien, or lawfully in the United States on a student visa. 

If selected for a scholarship, the applicant agrees and grants the exclusive right to ABP to use the applicant’s likeness, name, experience, and status in ABP communications, media, and other published materials.

ABP reserves the exclusive right to change scholarship rules, dates, and criteria without advanced notice.

By submitting an application, Applicant irrevocably agrees that all decisions and awards by the Scholarship Committee are final. ABP will not consider any appeals for any reason.

Winners will be contacted by the end of May 2024 and awarded at ABP award ceremony in May of 2024 .

After awarding, a generic bio of the applicant will be used for further fundraising campaigns, which will circulate through ABP’s social media channels.

Applicant has the right to opt-out of the fundraising campaign but forfeits the right for any additional dollar amount over $1,000.