About the Scholarship

The Pat Tillman Military Scholars Program is sponsored by the Pat Tillman Foundation, an organization made up of military veterans and spouses with a high potential for impact as demonstrated through a proven track record of leadership.

The Pat Tillman Foundation rewards successful candidates on the basis of their financial need for basic academic and living expenditures, which aren't supported by other provisions for the military personnel.


How to apply for this scholarship?

The following documents need to be submitted by a student to apply for the Pat Tillman Military Scholars Program:

  • A completed copy of the applicant's application, which can be found online on the official website of the Pat Tillman Foundation

  • Documentation of verification of their own or their spouse's military services is required.

  • A copy of the applicant's resume along with an essay explaining one's financial position and need for financial assistance.

  • A candidate must also submit a self-written essay on their military and public service motivation and experiences

  • In addition, a recipient must also send their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application form to determine what scholarship they are eligible for.

All the documents must be submitted only in the format as mentioned on the website.


Scholarship Award Amount

The Pat Tillman Military Scholars Program awards scholarships on the basis of the individual applicant's need and financial standing.

The scholarship prize amount ranges from $1500 to $23000 and is renewable from 1 to 3 years, depending on the program being pursued by the applicant.

A candidate will receive an amount by July 31.


Deadline Information

All the documents mentioned above must be sent to the concerned department no later than February 28, 2020, to be eligible for the scholarship. 

Any delay in submitting the application will lead to disqualification.


Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria to apply for the Pat Tillman Military Scholars Program are:

  • An applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

  • A candidate must be a veteran, active service member (pre- and/or post-9/11 military service), or the spouse of a veteran, active or deceased servicemember.

  • Students must be currently enrolled or plan to enroll as an undergraduate or graduate student by June.

  • A recipient must enroll full time in a two- or four-year public, private, vocational, trade degree or certification institution in the U.S. Only certification and degree programs of significant length and effort are eligible.


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