2024 Tillman Scholar Applications

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Tillman Scholars: 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. Our scholars are making an impact as they lead through action in the fields of healthcare, business, public service, STEM, education and the humanities.

Our scholarship is available to:
  • Active duty service members
  • Veterans
  • Military spouses

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What Makes a Tillman Scholar?

Tillman Scholars are military service members, veterans and spouses with a high potential for impact as demonstrated through a proven track record of leadership, the continued pursuit of education and the commitment of their resources to service beyond self. Tillman Scholars are leaders who live selflessly, creating a better world across all industries. 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.

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The Tillman Scholar Community

With 60 new scholars welcomed each year, our community of Tillman Scholars is growing stronger than ever. Accelerate your impact through our Tillman Scholar Program.

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University & College Partners

The following institutions are partners with the Pat Tillman Foundation. These partners demonstrate strong support for their military veterans and spouses and are proud to support Tillman Scholars on their campuses. The Pat Tillman Foundation accepts University Partners on an invitation-only basis and is not accepting new University Partners at this time.

If you are a student at one of our University Partners and have a question specific to your institution, please click the logo of your school and contact the person listed.


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