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.
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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.
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News & Media Highlights
All of the latest news and press releases for the Pat Tillman Foundation.
NFL Selects Four Pat Tillman Foundation Scholars to Serve as Honorary Captains for Super Bowl LVII
Four Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) Tillman Scholars, each making an impact in their respective industries, will represent the enduring legacy of service that Pat Tillman left behind and serve as the honorary coin toss captains at Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, Feb. 12 at...
19th Annual Pat’s Run Registration is Open!
The 19th Annual Pat‘s Run, presented by TEKsystems, is back in person and you do not want to miss your chance to register! Join us at Sun Devil Stadium on April 23, 2022 to tackle 4.2 miles in beautiful Tempe, Arizona. Registration is open now — it costs $42 on Jan....
Pat Tillman Foundation announces the Tillman Leadership Institute
Headed by education expert Colleen Reaney, TLI to bring Tillman Scholars’ leadership lessons to corporations, universities, NPOs, and government agencies CHICAGO — The Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) today announced the Tillman Leadership Institute (TLI), a program that...
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...
Pat Tillman Foundation to Honor Bryan Stevenson, Tillman Scholar Bridgette Bell at Tillman Honors 2022
The Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) will honor Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), and 2017 Tillman Scholar Bridgette Bell for their tireless efforts in advocating for a more equitable world at Tillman Honors in Chicago...
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...