Service Beyond Self: Empowering The Next Generation of Leaders
The Pat Tillman Foundation identifies remarkable military service members, veterans and spouses, empowering them with academic scholarships, lifelong leadership development opportunities and a diverse, global community of high-performing mentors and peers. These scholars are making an impact as they lead through action in the fields of healthcare, business, public service, STEM, education and the humanities.
With your help, we empower:
- Active duty service members
- Military spouses
Thanks to you, Tillman Scholars are making an impact in the United States and around the world.
What Makes a Tillman Scholar?
Tillman Scholars have served their country and believe their best years of service are ahead of them. They are committed to strengthening communities at home and around the world.
Scholars are chosen based on their:
- Service: Dedication to service beyond self in and out of uniform
- Scholarship: A lifelong learner, passionate about intellectual growth
- Humble Leadership: Selflessly committed to leading by example
- Impact: Determined to unite others and advance ideas that change the world
Tillman Scholars carry on Pat’s legacy and are making an impact with effects that will ripple outwards for years to come.
“To err on the side of passion is human and right and the only way I’ll live.”
TILLMAN SCHOLARS REDEFINE CHANGE
Every year, the Pat Tillman Foundation receives thousands of applications from remarkable service members, veterans and military spouses nationwide. We choose up to 60 individuals who are looking to change lives, one by one, on the ground.
Discovering meaningful ways to shift our culture to be equitable and inclusive.
A Green Beret determined to serve the global community through a different lens.
From a U.S. Army Engineer Officer to a catalyst for economic empowerment for Afghan farmers.
The Tillman Scholar Community
Thanks to the generosity of our investors, we made a $1.5 million lifetime commitment to the 2022 Class of Tillman Scholars.
“My pain developed my purpose to each and lead others to a place of solace, a place where their dreams would come to fruition and impact the world.”