SERVICE BEYOND SELF: EMPOWERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS
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.
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, accepting 2.5 percent of applicants based exclusively on merit and potential for impact.
Million Dollars Invested To Date
Universities and Growing
The Tillman Scholar Network
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
- Professional Development: Opportunities to advance knowledge, skills, and experience
- National Network: Access to a community of high-performing peers, mentors and industry leaders
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Serving After Service: From the Ashes
The Serving After Service video series examines how Tillman Scholars are serving in new ways to strengthen communities and make an impact at home and around the world. This year’s episode features Chrissy Mott, whose research focuses on invertebrates and their role in forest restoration following wildfires.
2017 Tillman Scholar:
U.S. Air Force | Northern Arizona University | Ph.D., Forestry
As an ecologist and Ph.D. student in the Forestry department at Northern Arizona University, Chrissy Mott is working to understand the impact of invertebrates on forest restoration. While not much is known yet about how insects fit into the reforestation process, her research is helping to fill in these knowledge gaps and will allow scientists to see a more complete picture of the ecological processes that make wildfire recovery possible.
As wildfires continue to ravage the forests along the West Coast of the United States, her research will advance public policy and education, improving the health of forest habitats around the world.
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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.
Combining her love for adventure and passion for service to help remote communities in a tangible and sustainable way as a physician assistant.
Empowering patients to be active stewards of their health by practicing a lifestyle and community-based approach to medicine.
From the first event held in 2005 with 5,000 participants, Pat’s Run has grown into the largest run in the nation to honor a fallen soldier.
About the run:
- $1 Million+ raised in 2019
- 28,000 Runners in Tempe, AZ
- 4,033 Honor Runners across the country
- 2nd largest military race
- 18th largest race in the nation
All of the latest news and press releases for the Pat Tillman Foundation.
Today, PTF announced the names of the 60 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses chosen as 2020 Tillman Scholars. In recognition of their service and leadership potential, the newly selected class will receive scholarship funding to pursue higher education...
Boxing champion Kim Clavel, who left the ring to return to nursing during the coronavirus pandemic, will receive the Pat Tillman Award for Service at The ESPYS on June 21. "It is an honor to receive the Pat Tillman Award on behalf of all the health care workers...
The Pat Tillman Foundation’s mission is to unite and empower the military community as the next generation of leaders, committed to service beyond self. The events following the death of George Floyd call us to reinforce that commitment to service beyond self by considering how we as an organization—and through the work of our remarkable Tillman Scholars—can lead through action to support racial justice and equity.
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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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