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John David Fry Scholarship

The decision to pursue higher education is an exciting step in one’s life. But it can also involve many factors that are daunting. At ICDC College, we’re here for you every step of the way. One primary way is to assist our students with the processing of educational benefits once their eligibility has been determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Dept. of VA).

If you think you might be eligible and want to apply for the John David Fry Scholarship, then pick up the phone and call ICDC College at (888) 926-4232 today! Admissions Representatives from ICDC College’s Military Division are standing by to help make your career dreams a reality!

 

What is the Fry Scholarship?

The John Fry Scholarship is an opportunity to aid a deceased service member’s family by helping them realize their educational goals.

The scholarship was created to honor the memory of Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry. With only one week left in his Iraq tour, Fry injured his hand and was given the option of going home early with a Bronze Star. Fry declined the offer and volunteered to go on one last run to defuse bombs. Fry was killed March 8, 2006, by an improvised explosive device (IED), leaving behind his widow and three small children.

The scholarship amended the Post-9/11 GI Bill® to include the children of service members who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. And as of January 1, 2015, the program expanded to surviving spouses.

Eligible beneficiaries attending school may receive:

  • Tuition. Fully paid for students attending in-state public schools. Capped yearly maximum for those attending private or foreign schools.
  • Monthly housing allowance
  • Books & supplies stipend

 

Fry Scholarship Eligibility

Children and surviving spouses of an active duty member of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001, are eligible for this benefit.

A child’s eligibility ends on their 33rd birthday.

Surviving spouses can use the Fry Scholarship for 15 years from the anniversary of the service member's death or until they remarry. A spouse will lose eligibility if they remarry. But the spouse may transfer entitlement to their child.

A child may qualify for up to 36 months of benefits -- and possibly another 36 months of benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill -- based on their own service. And if a child is on active duty, he or she will receive benefits at the active duty benefit rate.

But if the child is eligible under the Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty, Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve, and/or the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), then he or she must relinquish eligibility under one of those programs to receive benefits under Post-9/11 GI Bill.

A surviving spouse who is eligible for more than one GI Bill benefit must make an irrevocable written election of which benefit they wish to receive.

 

Fry Scholarship Application

To apply for the Fry Scholarship, obtain and complete VA Form 22-5490: Dependents’ Application for VA Education Benefits.

Send it to the VA Regional Processing Office in the state where you will advance your education or training. Those under legal age must have a parent or guardian sign the application.

With education costs being what they are, the Fry scholarship is a great way for children and spouses of slain service members to achieve their educational goals.

If you think you might be eligible and want to apply for the John David Fry Scholarship, then pick up the phone and call ICDC College at (888) 926-4232 today! Admissions Representatives from ICDC College’s Military Division are standing by to help make your career dreams a reality!

Additional Information:

http://benefits.va.gov/gibill