The testing and interviews for the 2022-2023 ASSIST, USA(  & HMC, UK ( application is over. The application information and application materials for 2022-23 are still available here.

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 detailed information and application documents for 2022-23 are still available here.

The student who get offers for scholarships will get detailed information by e-mail. The rest of the students will also get an e-mail.

Please stay tuned and read news and updated information here or on our Facebook page.

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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.