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.
Today is PTSD Awareness Day. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is an issue that deeply affects veterans and military families, yet only in recent years has society begun to acknowledge and raise awareness. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ National Center for PTSD...
Foundation Unites and Empowers Its 14th Class of U.S. Service Members, Veterans and Military Spouses Chicago, IL (June 28, 2022) – Today, the Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) announced the names of the 60 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses chosen as 2022...
We at the Pat Tillman Foundation are thrilled to announce we have been selected as one of the top 10 2022 Best Nonprofits to Work For by The NonProfit Times! This honor comes from the leading national business publication for nonprofit managers, partnered with Best...
The Pat Tillman Foundation today opened the annual application process for the Tillman Scholars program. Eligible military service members, veterans and spouses can apply to join the 2022 class of Tillman Scholars until Monday, February 28, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. PT. For...
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. Junaid Lughmani, 2021 Tillman Scholar Yahoo! Finance interviewed Junaid on Digital Dunkirk and keeping his vow to...
Impact is one of our foundation’s key values, and one that Pat exemplified throughout his life — and it’s a value that drives our Tillman Scholars. Our foundation’s goal is to empower our Tillman Scholars so that they can make an impact, in their communities and at a...