May 18 2015 - The 2015 Summer Slovenia Fellowship Program

We are pleased to announce our 2015 Fellowship program in Slovenia. This prestigious program provides an opportunity for promising students and scholars to conduct summer research at prominent educational institutions in Slovenia.

The deadline for applications is May 28 2015.

Feb 4 2015, ASEF Newsletter, volume II, issue 1

In this gala issue: The 2015 Gala, Anja Kotar Debut.

Jan 27 2015 - ASEF Fellowship program 2014 Awardees' Reflections

Watch our first Research Fellowship Awardees talk about their reflections of their research visits to the Santa Clara University and the Stanford University.

  • Matej talks about his visit to the Santa Clara University.
  • Niko and Marinka share stories about their visit to the Stanford University.

Jan 25 2015 - The Second Annual Gala

On Sunday, January 25th, ASEF celebrated the successes and aspirations of its very first year. Hvala to all 2015 Gala donors and supporters.

Nov 27 2014, ASEF Newsletter, volume I, issue 3

In this Thanksgiving issue: Jure Leskovec Awarded, Entrepreneurship: The Fuisz’s Lecture, Sponsoring Arts, New Chapter: East Coast, Marinka and Niko, Month of Remembrance, Hold the Date: Jan 25 Annual Gala.

Nov 21 2014 - Jure Leskovec Receives the Prestigious Ambassador of Science Award

Our very own Jure Leskovec has been awarded the Recognition of the Ambassador of Science of the Republic of Slovenia, a national award given once a year to a Slovenian native in recognition of outstanding achievements and global scientific impact. The Committee selected Jure for this prestigious title due to his leadership, outstanding academic and research achievements as well as for training Slovenian students at Stanford through American Slovenian Education Foundation.

Nov 17 2014 - ASEF attending the SABA Conference and visiting SUA and KSKJ National Offices

Members of the ASEF Board of Directors, Ambassador Dr. Božo Cerar, Honorary Consul Dr. Janez Vidmar and Fr. Peter Rožič SJ participated in the 2nd SABA Business Conference held in Lemont, IL, organized by the Slovenian-American Business Association (SABA), under the sponsorship of Mr. Jurček Žmauc, Consul General in Cleveland.

Nov 15 2014 - VTIS USA: Slovene Science Around the World

Društvo v tujini izobraženih Slovencev - VTIS (Association of Slovenes Educated Abroad) is organizing an event called "VTIS USA: Slovene Science Around the World". The event will take place on Saturday, 15th November 2014, from 4pm until 6:30pm at NYU, Kimmel Center, Suite 406, 60 Washington Square South, New York City.

Nov 14 2014 - Annual Fall Movie Night

Save November 14, 2014 at 730 pm for our Annual Fall Movie Night Co-Sponsored by ASEF and Club Slovenia.

The Movie Night will take place at the Historic Slovenian Hall in San Francisco.

Please RSVP to

Nov 7 2014 - An evening with Gary Bukovnik

ASEF presents an evening with famed Slovenian American artist Gary Bukovnik at the Thomas Reynolds Gallery, 2291 Pine at Fillmore in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, November 7, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30 pm.

Oct 2 2014 - ASEF East Coast Chapter

A reception for the inauguration of the ASEF East Coast Chapter was held at the Slovenian Embassy in Washington. Dr. Božo Cerar, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to the U.S., Thomas Brandi, Slovenia's Honorary Consul and Peter Rožič, S.J., Santa Clara University spoke on behalf of the ASEF board to over 100 guests at the reception.

Read more about the event:

Sep 17 2014 - Radio interview about ASEF

Peter Rožič, S.J. talks to Radio Ognjišče about the American Slovenian Education Foundation. Follow the link below to read the full interview.

Sep 16 2014 - Scholarship for Slovenians living abroad

The Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship Fund has an open call for Scholarships for Slovenians living abroad for the 2014/2015 school year. The application is open until Sep 26 2014.

Sep 8 2014, Ljubljana - Invention and Patents: Thinking like an Inventor

The ASEF invites you to its inaugural lecture by Richard Fuisz and Joseph Fuisz, followed by a presentation of our Educational Opportunities and Reception.

A big thank you to our lecturers and to everyone that attended the lecture. Please see the photos and the report from the events below.

Sep 3 2014, ASEF Newsletter, volume I, issue 2

In this issue: ASEF Meeting with President Pahor, Appointment of Ambassador Mussomeli and Mrs. Vodnik to the ASEF Advisory Board, Invention and Patents: Thinking like an Inventor, Bled: Half Marathon and Family Run with ASEF.

Sep 2 2014, Ljubljana - ASEF Meeting with President Pahor and the Appointment of Ambassador Mussomeli and Mrs. Vodnik to the ASEF Advisory Board

ASEF members met with Borut Pahor, the President of the Republic of Slovenia on the sidelines of Bled Strategic Forum. Please read more in the ASEF press release.

Read the press release from the Office of the President of the Republic.

Aug 30 2014 - ASEF Bled Half Marathon

Congratulations to all the runners who attended the ASEF Bled Half Marathon! Please have a look at the photos.

Aug 9 2014 - First Annual ASEF Scholars Welcoming Event

The Honorary Consul of Slovenia to the State of California, Tom Brandi, and his wife Carol, hosted a wonderful welcoming party for the ASEF fellows.

Aug 8 2014, ASEF Newsletter, volume I, issue 1

In this issue: Meet Our 2014 Scholars/Awardees, Continuing the 2014 ASEF Kick-Off Campaign, upcoming events.

Jun 21 2014 - St. Francis Lodge #236 Annual BBQ

Thanks to the St Francis Lodge for its donation to ASEF at its June 21, 2014 picnic.

More info Invitation Flyer Photos

Jun 17 2014 - ASEF Research Fellowships Awarded

Our fellowship program provides financial support for students, allowing them to focus on their research.

May 25 2014 - ASEF Bay to Breakers

Congratulations to the ASEF runners who successfully navigated the historic Bay to Breakers course last Sunday. Please have a look at the photos.

Mar 11 2014 - Summer research internships at the Stanford University

The Stanford University Computer Science department and ASEF are offering two summer research internship positions at the Stanford University for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

More info

Feb 26 2014 - Slowind at Stanford University

ASEF invites you to the concert of Slowind Quintet from Slovenia that features soloists from the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. For more information, please see Stanford Arts Events.

Feb 26 2014 - Slowind at Santa Clara University

Give us 50 minutes, and we'll give you a Quintet on tour from Slovenia. ASEF invites you to the concert of Slowind Quintet from Slovenia at Santa Clara University.

Feb 23 2014 - Inagural fundraiser gala dinner

The American Slovenian Education Foundation - ASEF cordially invites you to the first ASEF Gala Fundraiser Dinner at Sofitel Hotel Redwood City, Black tie event.