The AUCA Alumni/ae Association now has over 3,800 members, all working for the democratic transformation of wider Central Asia. Since 1993 over 93% of AUCA students received some form of financial aid and/or subsidy from different donors. Now that the first generation of AUCA leaders is emerging to take their place, it is time to support the next generation of leaders. There are many ways to support AUCA after your graduation, make it happen on this special 25th anniversary year:
➢ Merit-based student scholarships at undergraduate and preparatory (New Generations Academy) levels. Sponsor a scholarship that could help one or many AUCA students to ease their financial burden. AUCA tuition is 4 times the average per-capita GDP in the Kyrgyz Republic, and 93% of all AUCA students receive financial aid. Half and quarter scholarships make the best education in Central Asia immediately accessible to a wider group of talented students from across the region;
➢ Sponsor faculty research scholarship. AUCA is committed to conducting world-class research in Central Asia. AUCA has over 120 full-time faculty with a vast array of research interests. The scientific research findings by AUCA faculty have valuable impact on policy and decision making for sustainable development of the Kyrgyz Republic as well as wider Central Asia;
➢ AUCA’s service to society is a set of activities, which are carried out by AUCA students, faculty, staff and alumni, which has organically existed since the beginning. Do not miss an opportunity to play a role in positive change in the Kyrgyz Republic and wider Central Asia by supporting student civic engagement initiatives(https://auca.kg/en/sidp/) at AUCA. The purpose of this programme is to develop leadership potential and professional skills among students, supporting them in the implementation of their civic engagement initiatives through consultation, individual mentorship, different trainings, and workshops.
➢ AUCA’s ecology projects including research are run by the Center for Environment and Development (CED) at AUCA (http://ced.auca.kg/). By supporting CED, have an impact on eco-development of Kyrgyz Republic and wider Central Asia.
➢ Library and technology development. AUCA Library leverage technology and creativity to promote access to collections, to help students to be responsible consumers of information, and to encourage lifelong learning. Usage of electronic resources continues to grow and comprises 77% of all conducted search. Support AUCA Library and Technology development for more subscriptions to electronic databases for better research and deeper knowledge.
➢ Sports and wellness. Support AUCA’s recreation activities for all: development of AUCA’s professional basketball team and construction of a new basketball court on AUCA campus and/or improvement of AUCA’s running marathon programs.
➢ Share your valuable experience with students and recent graduates by giving a guest lecture and/or workshop at AUCA;
➢ Join AUCA Alumni/ae Council, a group of 7-9 enthusiastic alumni/ae working together on development of comprehensive programs and benefits for AUCA student and alums;
➢ Become an Alumni/ae Ambassador. Reunite AUCA alumni/ae in your area or a class of graduate. Facilitate a mutually beneficial, enduring relationship between alumni/ae in a location you are living in and/or working environment.
For more questions and inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.