Tillman Foundation Military Scholarship





Scholarship Description

The Tillman Scholar program is open to applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • Veteran and active duty military service members from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces including the National Guard who have served in both pre-and post-9/11 eras.
  • Current Spouses of veteran or active service members, including surviving spouses

Spouses, veterans and service members who apply must be a full-time* student pursuing one of the following degrees at a public or private, U.S.-based, accredited institution for the upcoming fall/spring academic year:

An undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s or above) 

  • A graduate or professional degree
  • You do not need to be attending a University Partnered school to apply.

Strong applicants for this military scholarship demonstrate clear academic goals, extraordinary leadership potential and a deep desire to create positive change. They believe their best years of service to our country are still ahead of them, and they are committed to strengthening communities at home and around the world.

Instructions to Apply
  • Resume
  • Two 400-word essay questions
  • Character recommendation from a third party
  • A 250-word biography
  • Completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and a financial worksheet that includes current budget of all expenses and incomes for household, to include all military benefits.
  • Completed Student Aid Report (SAR) generated through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Two photos from military service or with their spouse who is/was in the military
  • Proof of Military Service: most recent DD 214,Officer Record Brief, Enlistment Record Brief, Basic Individual Record, Personal Data Record, Performance Summary Record, or Report on individual Personnel.
  • Permission for PTF to complete a background check