In January 2012, SPF resumed its college scholarship program for children raised in cults that routinely violated the basic human rights of children.

In 2012 and 2013, we disbursed 5 $500 scholarship awards to students.  We currently have funding for one additional $500 scholarship awards for 2013 so we encourage anyone who is interested to apply as soon as possible.  The application may be sent by postal or electronic mail (details are on very page of the application).  If you prefer to fax the application, please use our fax cover sheet and then contact us to confirm receipt.

Scholarship availability is dependent on available funding.  As of January 2013, our currently funded scholarships are the Daniel Frouman Memorial Scholarship, which received a donation pledge that will provide scholarships of at least $500 per year for at least two students per year from January 2012 until January 2017 and the Julia McNeil Memorial Scholarship which has also received a 5-year (2013 until 2018) $1000 per year pledge.   In the next few months, we plan to host several fundraising events that we hope will increase available scholarship funding.

If you can,  please donate to the scholarship fund.  If you are interested in applying for a Safe Passage Foundation Scholarship funded by the Daniel Frouman Memorial Scholarship Fund, please apply as soon as possible.

Scholarship benefits will be divided into three different categories. An applicant may apply in one or more categories to be eligible for a scholarship benefit:

  • Demonstrated financial need. If an award is made on the basis of financial need, it is assumed that the student’s financial situation will remain unchanged for the next academic session. (See attachment, Safe Passage Foundation Financial Need Assessment Form)
  • Academic achievement. To be eligible for an award in this category, the applicant must currently have and maintain a grade average equivalent to at least 80%. Transcripts of the applicant’s grades must be submitted with the application. Successful applicants must submit transcripts each semester for the previous term.
  • Community participation and involvement. To be eligible for an award in community participation and involvement, an applicant must have demonstrated leadership, outstanding achievement over obstacles and/or commitment to community participation, including (but not limited to) improving the lives of other current and/or former HDO children.


  • Applicants in the United States must be currently enrolled in or admitted to an accredited academic degree/diploma/certificate program at a school eligible to participate in the Federal student financial assistance programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended.  Applicants in countries are also eligible provided they are or will be attending an accredited college or university.
  • Awards are limited to a maximum of $5,000 USD, but the amount may vary from year to year, subject to funding.
  • The applicant must have been born and/or raised in an high demand organization (HDO). Whether or not the community the applicant was raised in meets the criteria established for an HDO will be determined by the selection committee.
  • There are no restrictions based on race or employment status of the recipient or any relative of the recipient.  SPF will not base its selection on the employment status of the applicant. No relatives of members of the selection committee will be eligible for receiving scholarship benefits from SPF.
  • If a recipient has qualified for an award in the academic excellence category, transcripts of recipient’s current grades must be sent to the selection committee each semester. If the grade average of the recipient falls below the equivalent of 80%, the recipient will no longer be eligible for the award, and subsequent payments will not be made. Recipients in other categories must provide evidence (in the form of transcripts or other official documentation from their academic institution) of having successfully completed the semester with a passing grade to be eligible to reapply in subsequent academic terms.

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