Founded in 2008, the Tillman Scholars program supports our nation’s active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in their higher education. Since the program’s inception, the Foundation has invested over $6 million in scholarships for 347 scholars nationwide.
The application to become a 2015 Tillman Scholar has closed. Applicants will be notified of all results via email in May 2015. The next cycle to apply will open in early 2016.
The scholarship covers educational expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living expenses. But scholars receive much more than just funding. Our program unites the best talent and leadership in the military to make a significant impact in the fields of medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts. Read our Application One Pager and explore the profiles of the Tillman Scholars to see what distinguishes our most successful applicants.
Is your school interesting in becoming a University Partner? The University Partner application process will open in August 2015 and will close on Veterans Day 2015. Please check back then for more information about becoming a University Partner of the Pat Tillman Foundation.
The following candidates may apply to become a Tillman Scholar:
Scholarships are available to military children through our partners at Fisher House Foundation, No Greater Sacrifice, ThanksUSA, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation and Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.
In order to best prepare for completing the application, please have the following information available during the process: military service history, educational history, enrollment plans, and expected academic/living expenses and income for the upcoming academic year.
All Tillman Scholar applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for funding.
All criteria must be met in order to be renewed. Review of renewal status is conducted each June by the Foundation. Students who have to extend their expected graduation date must provide proof of extenuating circumstances. Tillman Scholars are expected to maintain full-time enrollment in a U.S. accredited institution unless they are assuming part-time status during the semester they will graduate.
Scholarship funding can only be used toward a single post-secondary degree.