VA Scholarship for Children of Fallen Servicemembers

The Education Blog at has lots of good scholarship announcements.  Today’s post discusses the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John D. Fry Scholarship. The Fry Scholarship is an amendment to the Post-9/11 GI Bill (chapter 33) that makes education benefits available to the children of service members who die in the line of duty after Sept. 10, 2001.

This scholarship won’t begin until August 2010, but they will be making retroactive payments to eligible children enrolled during the period of August 1, 2009, through July 31, 2010.  The application for this benefit is available online on the GI Bill website, through VONAPP. Eligible dependents may also complete VA Form 22–5490, Application for Dependents’ Educational Assistance, to apply.

Please see the Fry Scholarship Overview to learn more.

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