The competition is administered by the Bulgarian Reading Association (BulRA). The finalists get scholarships to study in prestigious high schools from the networks of ASSIST, USA ( )  or HMC, UK (

The application information and application materials will be available September, 2023 here.

Application deadlines:

-        1st November, 2023Early application:

-        1st December. 2023Final application 2022.

Follow the websites and FB Page of BulRa and ASSIST ( for updates and feedback from alumni.

BulRA will organize Zoom meetings to present the programs. Kindly request prospective applicants who would like to be included to send an e-mail to confirming their interest in the Zoom meetings.

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Bulgarian Reading Association (BulRA)

BulRA was registered in 2001. In 2003 it was chartered as a national affiliate of the International Literacy Association (ILA) ( and a member of IDEC (International Development of Europe Committee) ( ) . It is a founding member of the Federation of the European Literacy Associations (FELA) (  and the RWCT IC (Reading & Writing for Critical Thinking  International Consortium) ( ).

BulRA is an NGO involved in various educational projects and activities outreaching diverse target groups – students of different age, parents, school and university teachers and educators in general. Its national network of members and partners makes it possible to reach directly prospective learners from different geographical sites, of different social and ethnic background and thus disseminate the good practices.