Helping leaders make real change
Tillman Scholars are finding comprehensive solutions to everything from water scarcity, to human rights, to national security. With your contributions and support, we’re able to identify and empower the next generation of leaders who are dedicated to service beyond self. The Tillman Scholar community is making a real impact in the world.
Honoring a Legacy
Pat’s story on the football field and the Army is well-known, but it is his principles and service that are his true legacy. Pat believed in something bigger than himself, and dedicated his life to serving it. We’re dedicated to honoring that legacy.
Pat’s family and friends started the Pat Tillman Foundation to carry forward that legacy by giving military service members, veterans and spouses who embody those principles the educational tools and support the need to reach their fullest potential as leaders – no matter how they choose to serve.
“To err on the side of passion is human and right and the only way I’ll live.”
Pat inspired us all to live our lives to fullest, and we’ve shaped this foundation around key principles that mattered to Pat the most.
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.
Million Dollars Invested To Date
Universities and Growing
We’re honored to help the next generation of leaders live selflessly, creating a better world. With your effort, we’ll continue to honor Pat’s legacy to inspire future generations.
Looking to join the Pat Tillman Foundation?
Our team is passionate and purpose-driven, and as we grow our community, we’re looking to recruit individuals who want to help us achieve the mission.
News & Media Highlights
All of the latest news and press releases for the Pat Tillman Foundation.
On Tuesday, Nov. 19, the NFL Network debuted "The Legacy of Pat Tillman," which tells the story of Pat's life through the words of those carrying on his legacy - Tillman Scholars. The piece features interviews with seven Tillman Scholars in which they share how his...
Today, the Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) is proud to announce that late Arizona Sen. John McCain and Mayor Adrian Perkins of Shreveport, Louisiana will be honored for their remarkable leadership and commitment to service at Tillman Honors on Friday, Nov. 8 in Chicago,...
2019 TILLMAN SCHOLARS ANNOUNCED The Pat Tillman Foundation Invests More than $1.2 Million in Academic Scholarships to Empower Newest Class of Service Members, Veterans and Military Spouses Chicago, IL (June 10, 2019) – Today, the Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) announced...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Shannon Speshock, Communications Manager (224) 408-0451, [email protected] 2018 TILLMAN SCHOLARS ANNOUNCED The Pat Tillman Foundation Invests More than $1.3 Million in Academic Scholarships to Empower Newest Class of...
MEDIA ADVISORY: January 9, 2018 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 14th ANNUAL PAT’S RUN PRESENTED BY TEKSYSTEMS “Tillman Honor Runs” Organized for More Than 30 Cities Nationwide WHAT: 14th Annual Pat’s—a 4.2 mile run/walk celebrating the legacy of former NFL player Pat...