Pat Tillman Foundation Announces the 2023 Class of Tillman Scholars

Press Releases, News | 06/27/2023

The Pat Tillman Foundation Unites and Empowers Its 15th Class of U.S. Service Members, Veterans and Military Spouses

Chicago, IL (June 27, 2023) – Today, the Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) announced the names of the 60 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses chosen as 2023 Tillman Scholars. In recognition of their service and leadership potential, the newly selected class will receive scholarship funding to pursue higher education and continue their service in the fields of healthcare, business, law, public service, STEM, education and the humanities. For the full list of 2023 Tillman Scholars, along with their service branches, institutions and fields of study, please visit

“We’re thrilled to welcome these impressive 60 veterans and military spouses as part of our global Tillman Scholar community,” said Dan Futrell, CEO and 2011 Tillman Scholar. “These individuals are key to closing the leadership gap in our country, and it is our honor to support them with scholarship, community, and leadership development as they lead through action to impact the most pressing challenges facing our world today.”

“Selecting a new class of Tillman Scholars and supporting their goals is such a special time for the foundation each year,” said Marie Tillman Shenton, board chair and co-founder of PTF. “It means so much to see these leaders continue to carry Pat’s legacy and values forward, in fields as diverse as medicine, STEM, humanities and engineering.” 

To date, PTF has invested more than $26 million in scholar support and named more than 850 Tillman Scholars at nearly 150 academic institutions nationwide. 

The Tillman Scholars Program

The Tillman Scholars program supports our nation’s active duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in them through education, lifelong leadership development, and a global community of high-performing peers and mentors to help them develop as leaders and make an impact at both a local and global scale. 

University Partners

The Pat Tillman Foundation invites University Partners based on their institution’s strong support for military veterans and spouses, as well as Tillman Scholars at their campus. Current University Partners include: American University’s School of International Service, Arizona State University; Columbia University; Florida A&M University; Georgetown University; The George Washington University; Gonzaga University; Indiana University; The Ohio State University; Syracuse University; Texas A&M University; University of Arizona; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Maryland; University of Minnesota; University of Missouri System; University of Oklahoma and University of South Florida.

If you are a member of the media who wishes to arrange an interview with Marie Tillman, Dan Futrell, or a 2023 Tillman Scholar, please contact Erica Abdnour at (480) 329-0419, [email protected]

About the Pat Tillman Foundation

The Pat Tillman Foundation identifies remarkable veterans and military spouses as the next generation of leaders and helps them scale their impact as they enter their next chapter of service beyond self through academic scholarships, lifelong leadership development, and a global community of peers and supporters. For more information on the Pat Tillman Foundation and the impact of the Tillman Scholars, visit