Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarship Applications Accepted Until March 1

Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarship Applications Accepted Until March 1

The Pat Tillman Foundation has opened its scholarship application and UWM’s Military and Veterans Resource Center would like to assist you with the application process.

Basic details of the scholarship are below. MAVRC can also provide applicants with additional supporting documents including an application FAQ page and essay examples from Rae Ann Frey, a past UWM Pat Tillman Scholar.

For additional information, contact Sarah Terry (, MAVRC Assistant Director of Campus Engagement.

Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarship Application 2017 General Overview

The mission of the Pat Tillman Foundation is to invest in military service members, veterans, and their spouses through educational scholarships. Scholarship funds can be used with military education benefits and can be used to cover tuition, housing, or any other cost of living expenses. Funds average $10,000 per award, per year of the identified degree program.

Eligible applicants include veterans (honorably discharged), current service members (including National Guard and Reserves) or spouses (current or surviving) seeking financial assistance to pursue an undergraduate, graduate or professional degree as a full-time student at a public or private, 4-year U.S.-based accredited institution.

Application submission requires documentation of military service and/or community impact as a military spouse, résumé, 400 word responses to (2) essay questions exploring experiences and ambitions,  a character recommendation, financial worksheet, a brief 250 word biography, and if an applicant progresses to the finalist level: student aid report from FAFSA, (2) photos from military service or with your spouse, institutional financial aid award letter, and completion of a background check).

Applicant evaluation criteria will include educational and career ambitions, record of military service (or service as a spouse), motivation for serving, record of personal achievement, demonstration of service to others in the community, your ongoing desire to serve others and make a positive impact on your community, leadership potential, and compelling, thoughtful, genuine, and thorough essay question responses.

The online application opens on February 1st, 2017 and closes on March 1st, 2017. Scholarship award notifications will be made in late spring. To learn more about the Pat Tillman Scholarship application process and to access the application, visit