Pat Tillman Military Scholars Program

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

February 28

Awarded By

Pat Tillman Foundation

Award Amount

Each award amount is determined on a case-by-case basis and is intended to meet each applicant's unique need. The exact amount will be based on the recipient's individual financial need and the strength of his/her application in the overall pool. The average award amount last year was $6,567 annually, with scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $23,000. Awards are renewable from one to three years, depending on the length of the recipient's program. Annual renewability will be considered based on proof of full-time student status, minimum grade point average earned, as well as, documented participation in civic action or community service. Funding will be sent to the recipient's institution by July 31.


The number of awards offered varies annually and is dependent on funding and eligible applicants. Last year, 52 awards were offered.

Additional Information

A successful candidate will demonstrate financial need for basic educational and living expenses, not covered by other means; military service (or military service of a spouse); developed educational and career ambitions; a record of past personal achievement; his/her story through compelling, thoughtful, and genuine essay question responses; and a record of service to others in the community and a desire to continue such service. Each applicant will receive an email upon completion of the application, and will be notified of his/her status by June 30. If chosen as a semi-finalist, the applicant will need to submit the following additional materials: a financial aid award letter from his/her institution for the upcoming year; Student Aid Report (SAR), the summary from the FAFSA website; and a photo highlighting his/her or his/her spouse's military service (see examples on the foundation website).

Deadline Info

Applications are available online from the Pat Tillman Foundation website. In addition to the completed application, the student must submit: documentation of his/her or his/her spouse's military ser ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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