"The Tillman Scholar selection process is rigorous, and the result is a remarkable cohort of people with an immense potential for impact." - Dan Futrell, CEO of the Pat Tillman Foundation
CHICAGO (PRWEB) February 01, 2020
The Pat Tillman Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the annual application process for the Tillman Scholar program for eligible military service members, veterans and spouses. The application to join the 2020 Class of Tillman Scholars will remain open until Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PT. For specific details on eligibility and to apply online, please visit the PTF website.
“The Tillman Scholar selection process is rigorous, and the result is a remarkable cohort of people with an immense potential for impact,” says Dan Futrell, CEO of the Pat Tillman Foundation and 2011 Tillman Scholar. “We are proud to invest in and empower these remarkable individuals as they continue in their pursuit of academic and service-minded leadership and excellence.”
The selection process for the Tillman Scholar 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 2020. Scholarships will be granted for the 2020-2021 academic year and are eligible for renewal. To explore the profiles of current Tillman Scholars and learn about their impact, visit the PTF website.
ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS
The mission of the Pat Tillman Foundation is to unite and empower remarkable military service members, veterans and spouses as the next generation of public and private sector leaders committed to service beyond self. Founded in 2008, the Tillman Scholars program supports our nation’s active duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in academic scholarships, providing professional development opportunities and connecting them to a national network. 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 demonstrate extraordinary academic and leadership potential, a track record of perseverance, and a deep desire to impact change in our country and communities through their studies in medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts. Overall, the Pat Tillman Foundation has invested more than $18 million in academic support since 2008, and has named more than 630 Tillman Scholars at more than 100 academic institutions nationwide.
2020-2021 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 service members, 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 while helping to grow the Tillman Scholar community.
The 15 University Partner institutions are: Arizona State University; Columbia University; Georgetown University; The George Washington University; Indiana University; Texas A&M University; The Ohio State University; Syracuse 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 service members, 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 CEO, Dan Futrell, or a Tillman Scholar, please contact Shannon Speshock at (224) 408-0451 or 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. Created to honor Pat’s legacy of leadership and service, the Pat Tillman Foundation unites and empowers remarkable military service members, veterans and spouses as the next generation of public and private sector leaders committed to service beyond self. For more information on the Pat Tillman Foundation and the impact of the Tillman Scholars, visit http://www.PatTillmanFoundation.org.