2018 Tillman Scholars Application Now Open

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Military Veterans and Spouses Encouraged to Apply Online for the Tillman Scholarship before March 1, 2018 Deadline

Pat and Kevin Tillman served with the 75th Ranger Regiment.

"Tillman Scholars are the next generation of public and private sector leaders, and we’re confident the ripple effect of their impact will change lives." - Marie Tillman, Board Chair and Co-Founder of the Pat Tillman Foundation

The Pat Tillman Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the annual application process for the Tillman Scholars program for eligible active duty service members, veterans and military spouses. The application to join the 2018 Class of Tillman Scholars will remain open until Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PT. For specific details on eligibility and to apply online, please visit: http://pattillmanfoundation.org/apply

“The most essential qualities of great leadership are humility, dedication to service and passion for life-long learning,” said Marie Tillman, Board Chair and Co-Founder of the Pat Tillman Foundation. “The Tillman Scholars' commitment to these principles shows in the incredible impact they are making on their chosen fields of study and in the communities they serve. They are the next generation of public and private sector leaders, and we’re confident the ripple effect of their impact will change lives."

The selection process for the Tillman Scholars program is highly competitive with up to 60 Tillman Scholars chosen annually. For the current selection cycle, applicants will receive notification of selection results no later than May 2018. Scholarships will be granted for the 2018-2019 academic year and are eligible for renewal. To explore the profiles of Tillman Scholars and learn about their impact, visit: http://pattillmanfoundation.org/scholars

Eligibility & Requirements
Pat Tillman Foundation unites and empowers remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of public and private sector leaders committed to service beyond self. Founded in 2008, the Tillman Scholars fellowship program supports our nation’s active duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in academic scholarships, connecting them to a national network, and providing professional development opportunities. The program covers direct study-related expenses, including tuition and fees, living expenses, and books for scholars who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate or professional degrees as a full-time student at a public or private, U.S.-based accredited institution.

Scholars embody the core values of service, scholarship and humble leadership, and demonstrate a deep desire to impact change through their studies in medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts. Overall, the Pat Tillman Foundation has invested more than $15 million in academic support since 2004, and has named more than 520 Tillman Scholars at more than 100 academic institutions nationwide.

2018-2019 University Partners
Since 2008, the Pat Tillman Foundation has joined with higher education institutions as University Partners of the Tillman Scholar Program. These institutions offer strong veteran-specific services and a culture of support for military veterans and spouses while providing rigorous academic experiences. University Partners are established on an invitation-only basis, and help identify and select qualified Tillman Scholar candidates on their campus and help grow the Tillman Scholar community.

The 15 University Partner institutions are: Arizona State University, Columbia University, Georgetown University, The George Washington University, Indiana University, Syracuse University, Texas A&M University, The Ohio State University, University of Arizona, University of Maryland, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri System, University of Oklahoma, University of South Florida, and University of California, Los Angeles. These partners demonstrate strong support for military veterans and spouses and are proud to support Tillman Scholars on their campuses.

If you are a member of the media who wishes to arrange an interview with Pat Tillman Foundation Board Chair and Co-Founder, Marie Tillman, Executive Director, Killjan Anderson, or a Tillman Scholar, please contact Shannon Speshock at (224) 408-0451, sspeshock(at)pattillmanfoundation(dot)org.

About the Pat Tillman Foundation
In 2002, Pat Tillman proudly put his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country. Family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation following Pat’s death in April 2004 while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. The Pat Tillman Foundation unites and empowers remarkable military veterans and spouses as the next generation of public and private sector leaders committed to service beyond self. The fellowship program supports Tillman Scholars with academic scholarships, a national network, and professional development opportunities, so they are empowered to make an impact in the world. For more information on the Pat Tillman Foundation and the impact of the Tillman Scholars, visit http://www.PatTillmanFoundation.org.

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