As part of Congress of Russian Americans programs for youth, CRA members’ graduate students in good-standing can apply for scholarship to university or college.
Criteria for CRA scholarship are not just CRA membership and high GPA, but active volunteers in the CRA and the Russian American community. CRA encourages youth to preserve the Russian language and spiritual and cultural heritage and by volunteering for Russian American community events, they preserve their language and learn skills to become future leaders.
The two recipients of the CRA scholarship this year were from Washington DC. Both young men, Nicholas Rentsch and Andrey Slivin are active in the Russian Orthodox church, “Cathedral of St. John the Baptist” and the Russian American community as volunteers for church, scouts and other community events.
Xenia Woyevodsky, CRA Washington DC representative gave the scholarship awards to both at a small ceremony at St. George House (St. John the Baptist Cathedral) on Sunday, August 6th.