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2016 TILLMAN SCHOLARS APPLICATION NOW OPEN
2016 Class of Tillman Scholars to be named in June
Chicago, IL (February 2, 2016) – The Pat Tillman Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the annual application process for the Tillman Scholars program for eligible active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses. The application to join the 2016 Class of Tillman Scholars will remain open until Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 11:59pm PT. For specific details on eligibility and to apply online, please visit: http://pattillmanfoundation.org/apply
“The Tillman Scholars – now over 400 strong – are a dynamic community of emerging leaders who want to make a significant impact at home and abroad,” said Marie Tillman, President and Co-Founder of the Pat Tillman Foundation. “As we grow the community, we’re looking for applicants who demonstrate extraordinary academic and leadership potential, a track record of perseverance, and a deep desire to impact change across medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts.”
The selection process for the Tillman Scholars program is highly competitive with up to 60 Tillman Scholars chosen annually. For the current selection cycle, applicants will receive notification of selection results no later than May 25, 2016. Scholarships will be granted for the 2016-2017 academic year and are eligible for renewal. To explore the profiles of current Tillman Scholars and see what distinguishes our most successful applicants, visit: http://pattillmanfoundation.org/scholars
Eligibility & Requirements
Founded in 2008, the Tillman Scholars program supports our nation’s active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in academic scholarships. The program covers direct study-related expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living expenses, for scholars who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degrees as a full-time student at a public or private, U.S.-based accredited institution.
Scholars demonstrate extraordinary academic and leadership potential, a track record of perseverance, and a deep desire to impact change for our country and communities through their studies in medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts. Overall, the Pat Tillman Foundation has invested over $12 million in academic support since 2004, and has named more than 400 Tillman Scholars at more than 100 academic institutions nationwide.
2016-2017 University Partners
Since 2008, the Pat Tillman Foundation has joined with higher education institutions as University Partners of the Tillman Scholar Program. These institutions offer innovative, veteran-specific services and a strong culture of support for military veterans and spouses while providing rigorous academic experiences. University Partners help identify and select qualified Tillman Scholar candidates on their campus and help grow the Tillman Scholar community.
The following 17 institutions are University Partners with the Pat Tillman Foundation for the 2016-2017 academic year: Arizona State University; Columbia University; Georgetown University; George Washington University; Indiana University; Texas A&M University; The Ohio State University; University of Alabama; University of Arizona; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Maryland, College Park; University of Minnesota; University of Missouri System; University of Oklahoma; University of Oregon; University of South Florida; and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. These partners demonstrate strong support for military veterans and spouses and are proud to support Tillman Scholars on their campuses.
If you are a member of the media who wishes to arrange an interview with Pat Tillman Foundation President and Co-Founder Marie Tillman or a Tillman Scholar, please contact Michelle McCarthy at (773) 598-4215, email@example.com.
About the Pat Tillman Foundation
In 2002, Pat Tillman proudly put his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country. Family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation following Pat’s death in April 2004 while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. Created to honor Pat’s legacy of leadership and service, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships–building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. For more information on the Pat Tillman Foundation and the impact of the Tillman Scholars, visit www.PatTillmanFoundation.org.
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TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State University, the Pat Tillman Foundation, and adidas today unveiled the Sun Devils’ new PT-42 Primeknit alternate football uniforms. Designed in collaboration with Sun Devil Athletics, Marie Tillman and the Pat Tillman Foundation, the special edition uniform pays tribute to the U.S. military and its debut will kick off Arizona State University’s […]Read More
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San Rafael, CA – For the first time in professional baseball history, a human umpire will not call balls and strikes – but rather the calls will be made by a computerized video system. In partnership with Fremont-based, Sportvision Inc., the San Rafael Pacifics will install a pitch tracking system for two games on July 28 […]Read More
New York, July, 21, 2015 — Pat Tillman Foundation will become an Official Charity Partner of the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon, it was announced today by Lauren Lopriore. The race will take place on Sunday, November 1, 2015. “Pat Tillman Foundation is thrilled to partner with the TCS New York City Marathon as an official charity partner,” said […]Read More