HONOR PAT’S LEGACY.
EMPOWER TILLMAN SCHOLARS.

Tillman Scholars continue to make an impact, solving problems and discovering solutions that support progress and build leadership on a local and global scale. Your support makes this possible and so we share this success with you.

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SERVICE BEYOND SELF: EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS

In 2022, we welcomed another remarkable class of Tillman Scholars, and expanded the community to more than 800 leaders nationwide.

As the next generation of private and public sector leaders, the Tillman Scholars are tackling challenges across national security, healthcare, technology, civil rights, education and more. They believe their best years of service to our country are still ahead of them, and they are committed to strengthening communities at home and around the world.

On behalf of the Tillman Scholars who have been empowered by your commitment and generosity, thank you.

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The Tillman Scholar Program

Since its inception, the Tillman Scholar Program has evolved into a world-class community of military service members, veterans, and spouses, selecting applicants exclusively on merit and potential for impact.

Million Dollars Invested To Date

Tillman Scholars

Universities and Growing

Average GPA

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Graduation Rate

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Employment Rate

The Tillman Scholar Community

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.

The tenets of the Tillman Scholar Program are:

  • Scholarships: Annual funding for academic expenses, including tuition, books, and living expenses
  • Leadership Development: Opportunities to advance knowledge, skills, and experience
  • Global Community: Access to a community of high-performing peers, mentors and industry leaders

IMPACT AREAS

Health care

Public service

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humanities

Law

education

 

Tillman Scholars Redefine Change

Every year, the Pat Tillman Foundation receives thousands of applications from remarkable military service members, veterans and spouses nationwide. We select and invest in 60 individuals based on their demonstrated record of service, scholarship, humble leadership and potential for impact.

Meet Our Scholars

Candice Creecy

Marine Corps

Combining her love for adventure and passion for service to help remote communities in a tangible and sustainable way as a physician assistant.

Read Candice’s Story

Saul Bautista

Army

Empowering patients to be active stewards of their health by practicing a lifestyle and community-based approach to medicine.

Read Saul’s Story

Scott Swisher

Army

Cultivating greater access and equity for underserved and incarcerated populations within U.S. colleges and universities.

Read Scott’s Story

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Pat’s Run

Pat’s Run annually raises $1 million in support of the Tillman Scholars program.

From the first event held in 2005 with 5,000 participants, Pat’s Run has grown into one of the 15 largest road races in the country.

About Pat’s Run:
  • $1 Million+ raised each year
  • 28,000 Runners in Tempe, AZ and 20,000 Virtually
  • Thousands of Honor Runners across the country
  • 2nd largest military race
  • 15th largest race in the nation

Media Highlights

All of the latest news and press releases for the Pat Tillman Foundation.

Applications for 2023 Class of Tillman Scholars Now Open!

Applications for 2023 Class of Tillman Scholars Now Open!

The Pat Tillman Foundation today opened its annual application for the Tillman Scholars program. Eligible military service members, veterans, and spouses can apply to join the 2023 class of Tillman Scholars until Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. PT. For specific...

Step Up for Scholars 2022: Gretchen Klingler

Step Up for Scholars 2022: Gretchen Klingler

It's the last day of the Step Up for Scholars, the second event in the 2022 Pat's Run Challenge Series! Congratulations on all of your hard work over the last two weeks! We've been celebrating all 14 classes of Tillman Scholars over the last 14 days sharing their...

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Pints For Pat

Pints For Pat has grown into a national fundraising program that gives supporters an opportunity to honor Pat’s legacy and empower the Tillman Scholars in a fun and unique way.

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Workplace Contributions

Your company can invest in the future by supporting the Tillman Scholars through a workplace giving campaign or corporate matches for your donation.

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Individual Contributions

Make a one-time or recurring donation to empower the Tillman Scholars. Contribute via check or online at PatTillmanFoundation.org.

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The Pat Tillman Foundation relies on everyone who believes in empowering selfless leaders. Your contribution helps us honor Pat’s legacy by uniting and empowering the next generation of leaders.

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