Helping Real leaders make real change
Service members and their spouses from all branches of the military, in every field of study.
Pat Tillman Scholars are enacting real change in everything from clean water to human rights to national security. With your contributions and support, we’re able to find the next generation of leaders who are dedicated to service beyond self. Join us today. Be part of something bigger. Be part of a community that is making a real impact in the world.
Honoring a Legacy
Pat’s story on the football field and the Army has been told and 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 veterans and spouses who embody those principles the educational tools and support 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.
- Service: Dedicated to service beyond self in and out of uniform
- Scholarship: A lifelong learner, passionate about intellectual growth
- Humble Leadership: Selflessly committed to leading by example
- Impact: Determined to unite others and advance ideas that change the world
The Tillman Scholar Network
Tillman Scholars are military 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 Tillman Scholars achieve impact in the fields of medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts.
News & Media Highlights
All of the latest news and press releases for the Pat Tillman Foundation.
2019 Pat Tillman Award for Service given to Kirstie Ennis.
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...
Chicago, IL (October 17, 2017) - Today, we are proud to announce that Pat Tillman Foundation has received a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) to empower Tillman Scholars who are pursuing advanced degrees in health care and mental health services. As part of...
Chicago, IL (September 26, 2017) – The Pat Tillman Foundation shared the following statement from Board Chair and Co-Founder Marie Tillman on Pat’s legacy and the need for unity and togetherness in our country: “As a football player and soldier, Pat inspired countless...