Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Blog, AAPI Appreciation Month | 05/04/2022

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a celebration of culture, achievements, and advancements made by the Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Recognizing individuals with backgrounds spanning across the entire continent of Asia and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia is something we at the Pat Tillman Foundation are proud to do this month and beyond.

In honor of this month we take a look back at some of the remarkable work from our Tillman Scholars who identify as part of the AAPI community. Follow the links to their stories below!

Tim Hsia, 2012 Tillman Scholar

A Passion for Helping Fellow Veterans


Kimberly Jung, 2014 Tillman Scholar

Finding a Career Through Saffron Spice


Tigon Abalos, 2015 Tillman Scholar

Embracing Educational Opportunities 


Thien Ho, 2015 Tillman Scholar

Finding Purpose in the Fight Against PTSD




Annie Kleiman, 2015 Tillman Scholar

Experience as a CST Member Sparking Interest in Conflict Reduction and Prevention


Jonathan Lu, 2020 Tillman Scholar

Dedication to Service Through Volunteerism


Jonny Kim, 2012 Tillman Scholar

An Interview with Tillman Scholar Astronaut Jonny Kim