Fry Scholarship - Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship
Army National Guard: Drilling
Benefit Fact Sheet
Public Law 111-32 amended the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33, Section 3311, Title 38 US Code) to include the Children of Service members who die in the line of duty while serving on active duty as a member of the Armed Forces after September 10, 2001. Public Law 113-146, enacted August 7, 2014, further amended the Post-9/11 GI Bill to include surviving spouses. This is known as The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (or the Fry Scholarship). Benefits are administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and are retroactive to August 1, 2009, the same day the Post-9/11 GI Bill took effect. Surviving spouse eligibility commences with school terms commencing on or after January 1, 2015.
Children of drilling Army National Guard Soldiers are not eligible for the Fry Scholarship. The Fry Scholarship is designed to support the Children of Service members who died in the line of duty while serving on active duty as a member of the Armed Forces.
Fry Scholarship Fact Sheet:
For more information regarding the Fry Scholarship, call 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or the VA GI Bill Website:
Document Review Date: 12 March 2015