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Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

VA expands Fry Scholarship to include surviving spouses

Surviving spouses of service members who died on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, can now apply for the Fry Scholarship under newly expanded eligibility criteria, the Department of Veterans Affairs has announced.

Eligible spouses can receive to up to 36 months of the full Post-9/11 GI Bill, which includes a tuition-and-fee payment, monthly housing allowance and stipend for books and supplies. The VA will begin accepting applications by mail on Nov. 3, 2014.

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