Service Beyond Self: Empowering The Next Generation of Leaders
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.
Working to develop an all-encompassing mental health trauma center directly on the Navajo Nation land.
Creating a coalition of advocates who generate opportunity for the underserved and underprivileged populations of Columbus, Ohio through social ventures, entrepreneurship and community engagement.
Leading research and writing efforts to develop counselor-specific competencies for military mental health care and military-focused adaptations to evidence-based treatments, with a focus on play therapy.
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.”