The scholarship program is funded by tax-deductible donations to FRUA.  Amounts awarded year to year may vary as amounts donated vary.


Applicants may be planning to attend any number of post-high school schools or training situations - universities, community colleges, vocational-technical schools, schools or the arts, internships, apprenticeships, and more.


Our scholarship for a graduating seniors is the Dina Brown Scholarship for a Graduating Senior, in honor of the daughter of a long-time FRUA Middlewest family who died during her senior year of high school.


We often offer a second scholarship for students already in a post-secondary program.  Other scholarships may be developed year to year.






Two scholarships will be offered: one for a graduating high school senior, one for a continuing post-secondary student.



To Download Scholarship Application you must be a current FRUA INC member.
  • Go into the Member Center at 
  • Log in to verify that your family has an active membership
  • If you have forgotten your username or password, follow the directions
  • Click on the Member Resources tab
  • Click on the Scholarships sub-tab
  • Chose either the link for high school seniors, or the link for continuing college students
  • If you need further help please contact 



Electronic submissions should be made to 


Applications will only be processed from students whose families are members in good standing of Families for Russian & Ukrainian Adoption, Including Neighboring Countries.  Students who have previously submitted applications and not won are encouraged to apply again for a continuing post-secondary scholarship.


Awards will be announced by the end of May, 2017 and scholarships will be awarded by November 2017.


This is the seventh year that FRUA has offered student scholarships.  We are able to offer scholarships each year based on the availability of two critical resources; financial donations to fund the scholarship program, and the volunteer time of those who serve on the scholarship committee.


The quality of the applicants for FRUA scholarships each year has been amazing.  It demonstrates to the world what our children can accomplish and how far they can go with the support of their families and the hope, help and community of FRUA behind their efforts.  FRUA salutes all FRUA families for the tremendous effort you put into parenting.




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