Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarship Program

2017 Tillman Scholar, Joshua Pericles, U.S. Army

Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

The scholars chosen show extraordinary academic and leadership potential, a true sense of vocation, and a deep commitment to create positive change through their work in the fields of medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts.

The Tillman Foundation currently has over 520 scholars, has provided over $15,000,000 in academic scholarships, and the scholars attend over 100 different colleges and universities.

The University of South Florida is one of only 15 universities in the nation selected by the Pat Tillman Foundation as a Partnership University. This means that our student veterans and dependents only compete against partnership school applicants to be named a Tillman Scholar and receive a generous scholarship. USF has averaged three scholarships per year, although we have received as many as four. Currently, we have had 16 Tillman scholars with some students receiving as much as $40,000 over a four year period.

If you are interested in applying, the application period is February 1, 2019 through March 1, 2019. The Office of Veteran Success (OVS) will send out notices via email to student veterans on our mail list. We will also host an information session in late January 2019, in the Graduate School Conference Room (ALN 296) to discuss scholarship application requirements.


Who is eligible for this scholarship?

What specific criteria will be considered for selecting Tillman Scholars?

What do I need to submit with my application?

The following documents will need to be uploaded in a digital file format:

How much is the award amount if I am chosen as a Tillman Scholar?

For more information please visit the Pat Tillman Foundation or email Steve Horton at the Office of Veteran Success (OVS) .