The scholarship program is funded by tax-deductible donations to FRUA.  Amounts awarded year to year may vary as amounts donated vary. These are the only scholarships in the world for students adopted from the 32 former Soviet bloc countries.


This is the eighth 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.


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 offer a second scholarship for students already in a post-secondary program.  


A third scholarship, new this  year, is for students pursuing vocational and arts fields.


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 the link for high school seniors, for continuing college students, or the link for vocational/arts students
  • If you need further help please contact 



Electronic submissions should be made to


Applications will be processed only from students whose families are members in good standing of Families for Russian & Ukrainian Adoption, Including Neighboring Countries, or from Members of our Young Adult (YA) program.  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, 2018 and scholarships will be awarded by November 2018.


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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