The application process for the Tillman Scholars program, which funds education for student veterans and spouses of veterans, will open Feb. 1.

The scholarship honors Pat Tillman, starting safety for the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals, who put his football career on hold in 2002 to serve his country. Family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) following Tillman’s death in April 2004 while serving with the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. The foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through scholarship and programmatic support, and is dedicated to building a diverse community of leaders committed to serve others.

Syracuse University was selected as a Pat Tillman Foundation University Partner in 2017 for its innovative veteran services, strong culture of support for military veterans and spouses and its rigorous academic programs.

“We’re thrilled to continue with the Tillman Foundation as a University Partner,” says Ron Novack, executive director of the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs. “Being a partner school and supporting their charge to empower active-duty service members, veterans and their spouses affirms the hard work of so many as we remain steadfast in being the best place for veterans and their families.”

Learn more about the previous SU Tillman scholars, Ryan, Katie and Robin and read the full news story here.