Friday, February 15, 2013
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Angela R Johnson
The Tillman Military Scholars application will open on Monday, January 14. The application will remain open until 11:59:59 PM PST on Friday, February 15.
The mission of the Pat Tillman Foundation is to invest in military veterans and their spouses through educational scholarships; building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. This is accomplished with the Tillman Military Scholars program which purpose is to identify high-impact active or veteran servicemembers and their spouses and invest in their higher education, covering the needs left unpaid for by the GI Bill and other government support. The scholarship funds we award are just a portion of the Tillman Military Scholar experience which also focuses on guiding an engaged community and providing essential resources that empower Scholars to serve and lead in their local communities and ease the transition from military to civilian life.
**Veteran and active duty military servicemembers
--Of both pre- and post-9/11 service
--From all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, including service in the National Guard and Reserve
**Spouses of active or veteran servicemembers
--Including surviving spouses
--Servicemember or spouse seeking assistance to pursue an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degree as a full-time student at a public or private, 4-year U.S.-based accredited institution
Members of each class of Tillman Military Scholars represent a rich and diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and ambitions, and were selected based on strong leadership potential and a drive to make a positive impact on others through service.
What specific criteria will be considered for selecting Tillman Military Scholars?
**Educational and career ambitions
**Record of military service (or service as a spouse); motivation for serving
**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
**Compelling, thoughtful, genuine and thorough essay question responses
Scholars are selected based on meeting a high level of excellence as demonstrated through essays and application questions which tie together these factors: motivation for serving in the military, impact of service on life/career, explanation of how degree will apply to/accelerate career and applicant’s desire to continue service and make a positive impact. Further selection criteria can be found on the Become a TMS page.
In 2013, the Pat Tillman Foundation will provide over $1 million in funding to the 60 members of the 5th class of Tillman Military Scholars.