Monday, May 3, 2010

A New Scholarship for Children of Military Members Who Die in the Line of Duty

The Veterans Administration announced a new scholarship for the children of military personnel who have died in the line of duty since 9/11. The Fry Scholarship is named after Sergeant John David Fry, who died in Iraq in 2006.

Eligible children must be over the age of 18 to use the benefit, but may use it up to 15 years after reaching 18, and may receive 36 months of benefits at the 100% level. The benefit is retroactive back to August 1, 2009. Eligible children attending school may receive up to the highest public, in-state undergraduate tuition and fees, plus a monthly living stipend and book allowance under this program. For more information, call 1-888-442-4551. See the GI bill site for more information and an application.

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