Sharon Magruder Scholarship

Sharon Magruder Scholarship

Sharon Magruder Scholarship - Sharon Kathleen Magruder, an adult adoptee, was born August 31, 1952 and passed away on November 5, 2009.  She was a generous woman and left Trusts for several different organizations i.e. Special Olympics of Southern California and AAC.

The American Adoption Congress uses some of the trust money to allow members of the adoption triad who would not otherwise have the means to come to our Annual International Conferences.  Each year we put out Scholarship applications prior to the conference.

Printable Scholarship Form


Fillable Scholarship Form -
You must have most recent version of Adobe to fill this form in.

Scholarship Parameters

Anyone who is chosen as a Scholarship winner is required to volunteer his / her time at the conference.  
We have Scholarship openings for the following to be able to apply:

Scholarships are available to conference attendees from the United States and abroad.  Please be aware that the award ratios will vary year-to-year based on number of submissions, availability of funds, and awardee commitment to submission requirements.


International Scholarship
Winner will be awarded a free conference registration and $150 toward additional conference expenses
Can be professional, adoption or foster constellation member or student

National Scholarship
Winner will be awarded a free conference registration
Can be professional, adoption or foster constellation member, or student

State Scholarship
For residents of the State Conference is being held in
Winner will be awarded
A free conference registration
Can be professional, adoption or foster constellation member or student