Fry Scholarship - Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

Army National Guard: Drilling

Benefit Fact Sheet

Summary:

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. 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.

Eligibility:

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.

Additional Information:

Fry Scholarship Fact Sheet:
http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/docs/factsheets/fry_scholarship.pdf

For more information regarding the Fry Scholarship, call 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or the VA GI Bill Website:
http://gibill.va.gov

Document Review Date: 1 April 2014