Seven young people from SOS Children’s Villages, one young man from the P.R. Slaveykov home and one girl from the Hristo Botev home in Sofia were awarded merit scholarships for the first semester of the 2009/2010 academic year. The scholarship for top grades is 50 leva, and the scholarship for grades above 4.5 – 25 leva. The Foundation awarded monthly scholarships to two first-year university students as well - Angelina studies psychology at the University of Sofia and Ina – library and information sciences. These young ladies were both receiving merit scholarships form the Foundation during the last two years of secondary school.