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 they 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.
We’re proud of these Tillman Scholars for continuing to make an impact on their communities. Read on to see how they continue to lead through action. Cassie Bronson, 2020 Tillman Scholar Cassie Bronson was recently selected as the Graduate Nursing Student Academy...
We’re proud of these Tillman Scholars for continuing to make an impact in their communities. Read on to see how they lead through action. Tara Heidger, 2017 Tillman Scholar Tara Heidger was selected as a 2021-2022 nonresident fellow by the Modern War Institute at West...
We’re proud of these Tillman Scholars for continuing to make an impact on their communities. Read on to see how they continue to lead through action. Jessica Stubblefield, 2019 Tillman Scholar Jessica Stubblefield published her Master's thesis this July in the Child...
Earlier this week, a number of Tillman Scholars reflected on the events unfolding in Afghanistan now. Many scholars and their friends and family worked to create a better future in Afghanistan, as part of their military service or beyond; many made exceptional...
Many of our Tillman Scholars — and Pat Tillman, our foundation’s namesake and inspiration — made exceptional sacrifices for a safe and peaceful Afghanistan, and many more experienced the ultimate sacrifice of friends and family members they loved. It affects so many...
Chicago, IL (June 29, 2021) – Today, the Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) announced the names of the 60 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses chosen as 2021 Tillman Scholars. In recognition of their service and leadership potential, the newly selected class...