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Pat Tillman Scholarship


Who can apply to become a Tillman Scholar?

Veteran and active-duty military service members

·        Honorably discharged of pre-and post-9/11 service

·        From all branches of the U.S. Military including National Guard and Reserve

Current spouses of veterans or active-duty service members

·        Including surviving spouses

Service members or spouses pursuing a degree as a full-time student:

·        Undergraduate (Bachelor’s or above)

·        Graduate or post-graduate degree

·        At a public or private, U.S.-based accredited institution




On what basis are Tillman Military Scholars selected?

·        Educational and career ambitions

·        Record of military service and/or community impact as a military spouse

·        Record of personal achievement

·        Demonstration of service to others in the community

·        Desire to continue to serve others and make a positive impact on your community

·        Leadership potential

·        Compelling, thoughtful, genuine and thorough essay question responses


About the Application

In order to best prepare for completing the application, please have the following information available during the process: military service history, educational history, enrollment plans, and expected academic/living expenses and income for the upcoming academic year.

The following documents will need to be uploaded in a digital file format:

·        Documentation of military service and/or community impact as a military spouse. All discharged service members must provide their most recent DD-214. Active Reservist or National Guard applicants may provide alternate military service verification forms. Note: all submitted military service verification forms will undergo validation.

·        Résumé including education, work, public service history, recognitions and awards earned.

·        The application will require responses to two essays exploring the following areas: military and public service motivation and experiences; and educational, career and service ambitions.

All Tillman Military Scholar applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for funding.

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