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Veterans Services

Fry Scholarship

The Fry Scholarship is available for children and surviving spouses of Servicemembers who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. For more information click here.  The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) pays eligible dependents up to 36 months of the full, 100% level, of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.  This includes the tuition and fee payment, a monthly housing allowance, and a books and supplies stipend. For more information on payment rates click here.

Apply

To apply, take these steps depending on your situation:

  • To apply, obtain and complete VA Form 22-5490, Dependents Application for VA Education Benefits. Send it to the VA regional office with jurisdiction over the state where you will advance your education and training. If you are a son or daughter, under legal age, a parent or guardian must sign the application. you may have to make an irrevocable election between the Fry Scholarship and the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance program to receive benefits. 
  • If you have started your educational program, take your application to your school or employer. Ask them to complete VA Form 22-1999, Enrollment Certification, and send both forms to VA. He or she can submit an Enrollment Certification electronically using VA-ONCE. (Note: Schools must contact their VA representative to receive this form.)