Founded in 2008, the Tillman Scholars program supports our nation’s active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in their higher education. Since the program’s inception, the Foundation has named over 400 Tillman Scholars at more than 100 institutions nationwide.
Applications to become a 2016 Tillman Scholar have closed.
Applications to become a 2017 Tillman Scholar will open in February 2017.
The scholarship covers educational expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living expenses. But scholars receive much more than just funding. Our program unites the best talent and leadership in the military to make a significant impact in the fields of medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts. Read our Application One Pager and explore the profiles of the Tillman Scholars to see what distinguishes our most successful applicants. Questions? Review the FAQs.
ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Each class of Tillman Scholars exemplifies strong leadership potential and a drive to make a positive impact on our communities and country.
The following candidates may apply to become a Tillman Scholar:
Veteran and active-duty military service members
Honorably discharged of pre-and post-9/11 service
From all branches of the U.S. Military including National Guard and Reserve
Current spouses of veterans or active-duty service members, including surviving spouses
Service members or spouses pursuing a degree as a full-time* student:
Undergraduate (Bachelor’s or above)
Graduate or professional degree
At a public or private, U.S.-based accredited institution
*Full-time as determined by your institution and program of study
On what basis are Tillman Scholars selected?
Educational and career ambitions
Record of military service and/or community impact as a military spouse
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
Disclaimer: The MLC organization is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Defense or any military organization in any way. Although individual Military Leadership Circle (MLC) members may have served or are still serving in various branches of the military, their involvement with the MLC is completely voluntary and without solicitation.