The Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) has opened the application process for the Tillman Scholar program. The program supports eligible military service members, veterans and spouses with academic scholarships, leadership development opportunities and a national network so they are empowered to make an impact in the fields of health care, public service, business, STEM, law, the humanities and education. The application to join the 2021 class of Tillman Scholars will remain open until Feb. 28.
The fellowship program honors Pat Tillman, a starting safety for the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals, who in 2002 put his football career on hold to serve his country. Family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation following Tillman’s death in April 2004 while serving with the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan.
“We are honored and privileged to be entering another year as a Tillman Foundation University Partner,” says retired Col. Ron Novack, executive director of the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs. “The entire Syracuse University community is exceptionally proud of our past University Tillman Scholars and all of the impacts they have made on campus, in their communities and our nation. As we enter our fifth year of this tremendous partnership with the Tillman Foundation, the University remains deeply committed to providing myriad programmatic support that empower our veterans, active-duty service members and their spouses to achieve success at the highest levels. This partnership emboldens the enduring commitment by so many and affirms why Syracuse University is the best place for veterans and their families.”