Just like the former NFL player the scholarships are named after, every Pat Tillman Scholar has a story.
And their stories can be counted on to be filled with compassion, service and sacrifice just like their scholarship namesake who gave up his professional football career to join the Army Rangers after the 9-11 terrorism attacks in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.
The Super Bowl network, NBC, featured Ed Woodward, a medical student at the University of South Florida, in their piece on the Tillman Scholars. Take five minutes to watch his story here as the nation saw it just prior to the Super Bowl this year.
Or you can watch Woodward tell his story below why he choose to become a physician.