2019 Applications now available!


2019 marks the ninth year that FRUA has offered student scholarships -- the only scholarships in the world supporting students adopted from the 32 former Soviet bloc countries. The three scholarships are:

  1. FRUA's Dina Brown High School Senior Scholarship supports an academically high-performing student with a strong commitment to community, in honor of the daughter of a long-time FRUA midwest family who died during her senior year of high school.

  2. FRUA's Continuing College Student Scholarship is for students continuing their work in a post-secondary college-level program.

  3. FRUA's Vocational and Arts Scholarship supports students pursuing post-secondary education in the vocational and arts fields.

To download a Scholarship Application you must be a current FRUA INC member

  • Log in to the Member Center: 
    • If you have forgotten your user name or password, follow the directions on the login page
    • A successful login verifies that your family has an active membership
    • If you would like to  join FRUA, or renew a lapsed membership, click here: 
  • Once logged in, click on the Member Resources tab
  • Click on the Scholarships sub-tab
  • Choose the link for the desired scholarship application
  • Read eligibility requirements and follow application instructions carefully
  • If you need further help please contact Diane Abshire at 
  • Application deadline has been extended to Sunday, March 17, 2019!

Applicants may be planning to attend any number of post-high school institutions or training situations - universities, community colleges, vocational/technical schools, art schools, internships, apprenticeships, and more.  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 2019 and scholarship monies will be distributed to school of attendance in November 2019. 



The quality of the applicants for FRUA scholarships each year has been remarkable.  The applications demonstrate 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. 


FRUA's scholarship program is funded by tax-deductible donations to FRUA. 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. 





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