For the 13th consecutive year, the BCause Foundation, along with numerous corporate donors, supported excellent 12th grade students and bachelor students in state universities that lost one or both of their parents.
91 people will receive scholarships in the school year 2018/2019. The scholarships are annual, within the school year, and are worth 2,000 leva (200 leva per 10 months) for university students and 1,000 leva (100 leva per 10 months) for high-school students.
Our scholarship fellows are focused, highly-motivated and hard-working. Get Ready to Succeed is a chance for them to continue their higher education and start their professional development.
On November 9, 2018, at an emotional ceremony, 69 students and 22 students received their diplomas. Among them, there are future medical doctors, teachers, students studying economics, different languages, natural sciences, music, etc . This year, our fellows “speak” the largest number of foreign languages - Armenian, Arabic, Turkish, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, English, Spanish, Russian and German. Among the awarded students there are 24 orphans, raised in institutions or foster families and 4 young people with disabilities.
This year, again we received support from the ambassador of the programme – Miroslava Ivanova, journalist in NOVA. She, together with the graduated musician, former fellow of the programme Vassilena Lyubenova, was a master of ceremony at the event.
Medical student Ivaylo Dankov, who has been awarded Get Ready to Succeed scholarship for 5 years, thanks for the support. He said that for him this scholarship, this support „in some way returns the justice in his life, after he losted his father.”
As always there was music at the ceremony. George Chapanov, a fellow of the programme from the National Music Academy greeted us with two songs.
Donors of “Get ready to succeed” for 2018/2019 school year are: American Chamber of commerce, AmGen, Bulstrad Life Vienna Insurance Group, Bright Marketing Research, Isobar Commerce, Bulgarian American Society, UBB, Sopharma, Telus International, Acta Verba, Paribas, PaySafe Bulgaria, Progress, GVC Holdings, Unit Cargo and a lot of individual donors form BCause payroll giving project: A1, Aurubis, Citi, Contour Global Maritsa East 3 and many others
BCause Foundation, in partnership with Orphan Foundation, launched Get Ready to succeeed programme in 2006. 13 years later we donated more than BGN 2 000 000 to 1341 young people with excellent results and without parents.
Bank: Unicredit Bulbank
Address: Sofia, 7 St. Nedelya Sqr.
More information about the program: http://www.bcause.bg/gotovi-za-uspeh.html
Elitsa Barakova, Executive Director, BCause Foundation, [email protected]
Photo credit: Yordan Yovkov