Scholarships

Fry Scholarship

Eligibility

As the child of a service member:

-You can be married or unmarried.

-If you turned 18 or graduated from high school before January 1, 2013, you can get a Fry Scholarship until you’re 33 years old.

 -If you turn 18 or graduate from high school after January 1, 2013, you can get a Fry Scholarship at any age over 18 or after you graduate (whichever comes first).

-If your parent died in the line of duty before August 1, 2011, you may qualify for both the Fry Scholarship and the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program. BUT, you can use only one program at a time. We cap combined benefits at 81 months of full-time training.

-If you’re receiving Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC), you’ll need to give up those payments when you start to use the Fry Scholarship.

As the spouse of a service member

-If you remarry, you’ll no longer be eligible for the Fry Scholarship.

-You can still get Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) payments while using the Fry Scholarship.

Benefits

May be able to get up to 36 months of benefits, including:

Money for tuition (full in-state tuition costs at public schools and up to $22,805.34 per year for training at private or out-of-state schools).

Money for housing

Money for books and supplies

Links

https://www.militaryrates.com/military-gibill-fry-scholarship#:~:text=To%20apply%20for%20the%20Marine%20Gunnery%20Sergeant%20John,will%20be%20completing%20their%20higher%20education%20or%20training.


MDS Scholarship

Eligibility

Applicant must be:

  • Be a bona fide Arkansas resident;
  • Be a citizen of the United States or permanent resident alien;
  • Be the biological, legally adopted child OR spouse of an eligible Arkansas veteran;
  • Be enrolled, or be accepted for admission to, an approved Arkansas public institution;
  • Provide required documentation as determined by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education in order to determine eligibility.

Continuing Eligibility 

  • Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must complete a minimum of 24 semester hours per academic year.

Benefits

The Military Dependents Scholarship Program (MDS), provides financial aid for undergraduate students seeking a bachelor’s degree or certificate of completion at any public college, university or technical school in Arkansas who qualify as a spouse or dependent child* of an Arkansas resident who has been declared to be missing in action, killed in action, a prisoner of war, or killed on ordnance delivery, or a veteran who has been declared to be 100% totally and permanently disabled during, or as a result of, active military service. *The Department of Higher Education uses the criteria of “dependent child” as defined by the U. S. Department of Education.

The MDS Program will cover the unpaid portion of the cost (if any) of tuition and mandatory fees and a room and meal plan when provided in on-campus facilities after three (3) months of Dependents Education Assistance (DEA) or Chapter 35 benefits have been deducted from the total costs. If there is no positive balance after deduction of DEA benefits, then no benefits will be paid.

The MDS Program cannot be used to cover the cost of books, auto permit, damages or accessories to dorm room, or utility bills. The institution will be reimbursed for covered charges after verification of full-time (12 or more credit hours) enrollment each semester. Eligibility is limited to eight semesters or the achievement of a degree, whichever occurs first. The spouse will no longer be eligible if he or she remarries.

Links

https://scholarships.adhe.edu/scholarships/detail/military-dependents-scholarship-mds


Military Affiliation Scholarships Databases

https://www.fastweb.com/directory/scholarships-for-veterans

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-directory/military-affiliation