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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.