Service Beyond Self: Empowering The Next Generation of Leaders
Since 2008, the Pat Tillman Foundation has provided academic scholarships, professional development opportunities and a national network to empower the Tillman Scholar community. These scholars are making a difference 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.
Combining her love for adventure and passion for service to help remote communities in a tangible and sustainable way as a physician assistant.
Empowering patients to be active stewards of their health by promoting a lifestyle and community-based approach to medicine.
The Tillman Scholar Network
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we made a $1.2 million lifetime commitment to the 2019 Class of Tillman Scholars. Sixty scholars were selected from a pool of approximately 2,300 applicants.
Universities and Growing
“I will work to protect the most vulnerable people in society by upholding the rule of law and helping to rebuild fragile communities as they emerge from the snare of conflict.”