Telerik International University

established 2005, Sofia


TIU Scholarships


Need-based Scholarships & Grants

Federal grant programs include the Federal Pell Grant and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant. The University also offers a number of privately endowed need-based scholarships and grant funds.

Federal Grant Programs for Undergraduate Students

The Federal Pell Grant is financial aid based on financial need. It does not have to be repaid. It is federally funded and is considered the foundation of financial aid packages. Pell Grant awards are based on the EFC (expected family contribution), as calculated by the FAFSA formula and after the verification process is completed.

TIU Grants & Scholarships

The University offers a number of privately endowed need-based scholarship and grant funds administered by Student Financial Services. Most of these awards were established by individuals or foundations and are intended for students who meet specific criteria.

To qualify for any University endowed or restricted scholarships, students must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, have financial need, and meet all federal and University eligibility requirements. In most instances, students do not need to complete a separate application form but are considered automatically.

Many scholarship awards offered to students are funded by the generous gifts of University benefactors. In addition to financial need and/or academic achievement, a number of scholarships have specific donor requirements that are not easily identifiable. Students awarded a named scholarship will receive written notification of their selection.

State Grants & Scholarships

Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship: The Byrd Scholarship is awarded to students for their academic achievement and excellence. Recipients may receive up to $1,500 for their first year, and scholarships are renewable for up to three years. To apply for the scholarship, students should contact the Department of Education in their home state.