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B.A.P.A. Scholarship
Scholarship

B.A.P.A. awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to Bulgarian-American college students

B.A.P.A. awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to Bulgarian-American college students. 2023 The scholarships were awarded to: Victoria Ivanova – Illinois $1000 Daniela Martova – Illinois $1000 Elizabeth Dimitrova – Florida $1000 Nikola Stoyanov – Illinois $1000 Viktoryia Georgieva – Pensylvania $1000 2022 The scholarships were awarded to: Donika Serafimova ...
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Officer Vladimir Maleev Scholarship

Officer Vladimir Maleev Memorial B.A.P.A. Scholarship

Officer Vladimir Maleev Memorial Scholarship Our scholarship competition for this year is over. Please try again next year! Officer Vladimir Maleev Memorial Scholarship Three (3) one thousand dollars ($1000) scholarships Donate to the scholarship fund The Bulgarian American Police Association is happy to announce that we are awarding three (3) one thousand dollars ($1000) scholarships. The scholarships will be awarded to three (3) High School graduates or College students in the United States, who were born in Bulgaria or have at least one parent, who was born in Bulgaria. The scholarships must be used by the winners to attend public or private college and/or university in the United States for the 2024 – 2025 school year. Who Can Apply? Applicants must be born in Bulgaria or have at least one parent born in Bulgaria; Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited public or private college/university in the United States in ...

B.A.P.A. donated $1000 to the “Samariani” shelter for battered women in Bulgaria.

B.A.P.A. donated $1000 to the “Samariani” shelter for battered women in Bulgaria.
B.A.P.A. donated $4000

B.A.P.A. donated $4000 to the “Accessible World Foundation” in Bulgaria

B.A.P.A. donated $4000 to the “Accessible World Foundation” in Bulgaria The purpose of the “Accessible World Foundation” is to increase the level of awareness among the population about the hardships which people with physical disabilities face in today’s world through establishing higher examples of humanism, conservation, and enrichment of human virtues, as well as respect of human dignity. The “Accessible World Foundation” works for the spiritual, intellectual, and physical development of people who belong to disadvantaged groups due to physical disabilities, which result in difficulty in mobility. Ameliorating the quality of life of people who experience difficulty in mobility, as well as that of their families, is of primary importance to us.
Bapa raises the flag

Bulgarian flag raising ceremony with B.A.P.A. police officers and sheriffs

Bulgarian flag raising ceremony with B.A.P.A. police officers and sheriffs B.A.P.A. annually commemorates March 3rd – Bulgaria’s Independence Day in downtown Chicago.   2024 – Richard J Daley Plaza, Chicago,IL 2024 – Richard J Daley Plaza, Chicago,IL 2023 – Richard J Daley Plaza, Chicago,IL 2023 – Richard J Daley Plaza, Chicago,IL 2022 – Richard J Daley Plaza, Chicago,IL 2022 – Richard J Daley Plaza, Chicago,IL 2021 – Richard J Daley Plaza, Chicago,IL 2021 – Richard J Daley Plaza, Chicago,IL

B.A.P.A.’s police officer, Nikolay Gantchev, visited a Bulgarian kindergarten in Park Ridge, Illinois

B.A.P.A.’s Chicago police officer, Nikolay Gantchev, visited and read a road safety book to some little Bulgarian kindergartners in Park Ridge, Illinois.
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B.A.P.A. remembers it’s heroes!

B.A.P.A. remembers it’s heroes! Police officers and sheriffs from B.A.P.A. , honoring Bulgarian national hero Vasil Levski, at his monument in Chicago. 2024 2024 2023 2023 2022 2022 2021 2021

Donation to the Bulgarian Volleyball Academy

Representatives from the B.A.P.A.’s board of directors Detective Mario Valkov (B.A.P.A. President), Officer Brian Bonev (B.A.P.A. Vice President) and Officer David Bekov (B.A.P.A. Director/Sergeant at Arms) visited the Bulgarian Volleyball Academy to make a donation on behalf of the Bulgarian men and women in uniform. The funds were used to supply much needed volleyballs and training equipment for the team.
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B.A.P.A. police officers and sheriffs donate Christmas gifts every year to children in Bulgarian schools across the United States

B.A.P.A. police officers and sheriffs donate Christmas gifts every year to children in Bulgarian schools across the United States 2023 2022 2021 Kids from a Bulgarian kindergarten in Park Ridge, Illinois, receiving Christmas gifts from B.A.P.A. by Officer Nikolay Gantchev from the Chicago Police Department. 2021 Kids from a Bulgarian school in Roselle, Illinois receiving Christmas gifts from B.A.P.A. by Officer George Kourtev from the Chicago Police Department. 2021 Kids from a Bulgarian school in Park Ridge, Illinois receiving Christmas gifts from B.A.P.A. by Officer George Kourtev from the Chicago Police Department.

Bulgarian school class participation with B.A.P.A. in Houston, Texas

B.A.P.A.’s very own Constable Mariela Georgieva from Harris County Texas, participates in an online Q & A. at the Bulgarian school “Elin Pelin” in Houston Texas.

B.A.P.A. reads books for kids in Hawaii

B.A.P.A.’s Officer Stanislav Kraytchev from the Maui Police Department in the state of Hawaii, reads books to children at a local school in Hawaii.

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