Chapter 33 - SGT Fry Scholarship

The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) provides Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to the children and surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001. Eligible children attending school may receive:

  • Full tuition & fees paid directly to the school for all public school in-state students.
  • A monthly housing allowance
  • A books & supplies stipend

Summary

Common Name:

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

For children and surviving spouses of active duty members of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001.

Cutoff Dates:

 

Children are eligible as of their 18th birthday. A child may be married or over 23 and still be eligible, although their eligibility ends on their 33rd birthday.

A spouse will lose eligibility to this benefit upon remarriage. A spouse has 15 years from the date of death of the service member to use this benefit.

Tutorial Assistance:

Yes

Miscellaneous:

Eligible beneficiaries attending school may receive up to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level.