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Chapter 33 - Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

Request for Certification Form
Remember to turn in your Request for Certification Form each semester after you have registered for classes to the VA Coordinator.



Public Law 111-32, the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship, amends the Post-9/11 GI Bill (chapter 33) to include the children of service members who died in the line of duty after Sept. 10, 2001.

Using VA benefits for the first time:

  • Complete the online application VA form 22-5490: https://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp
  • Submit Certificate of Eligibility to VA Coordinator in the Office of the Registrar
  • Complete and provide a Request for Certification Form to the VA Coordinator.
Using VA benefits for the first time at Baylor University:
(If you previously used VA benefits at another school)
  • Complete the online Request for Change of Program or Place of Training Form (22-5495) if transferring to another institution and not changing benefits: http://gibill.va.gov/resources/student_handouts
  • Submit copy of Form 22-5495 AND Certificate of Eligibility to VA Coordinator in the Office of the Registrar
  • Complete and provide a Request for Certification Form to the VA Coordinator.
Benefit Payments:
  • Under the John Fry Scholarship, students receive the same benefits as a student under Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill at 100%.
  • Students using the John Fry Scholarship are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program.
  • For more information about this benefit, visit http://www.gibill.va.gov/documents/factsheets/fry_scholarship.pdf.


Helpful Baylor Links:
List of Frequently Asked Questions
Definitions of commonly used Terminology
To view a timeline of Baylor's VA Chapter 33 certification procedure click here.
To view information about obtaining your Baylor student account credit balance refund (if applicable) click here.