Remembering Army Ranger and NFL Player Pat Tillman

The VA marked the start of the 2019 National Football League season with a VAntage Blog entry commemorating the service of Pat Tillman. After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Tillman finished his 2001 NFL season and then enlisted in the U.S. Army. He completed Army Ranger School in late 2003 and deployed. Tillman was […]

The Tillman Scholar Featured During Super Bowl Pre-Game

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 […]

Just 3 Days Left to Apply for a Tillman Military Scholarship

The Pat Tillman Foundation is accepting applications for its 6th class of Tillman Scholars. The deadline to apply for this year’s class is March 6, 2014. There’s a diversity among scholars and their ambitions, but they do have similar characteristics of a strong leadership potential with a goal of making a positive impact on one’s […]

Pat Tillman Scholarship Applications Open Today

The Pat Tillman Foundation plans to award scholarships worth more than $1 million to 60 service members and their spouses for the 2013 class of Tillman Military Scholars. This is the fifth year for the program. Tillman scholars are selected on criteria such as: Record of personal achievement Demonstration of service to others in the […]

Marie Tillman Shares Her “Just in Case” Letter

My thanks to Jacey Eckhart for her lovely post on Spouse Buzz explaining the “Just in Case” letter that many military members write prior to deploying. The blog post highlights the “Just in Case” letter that Marie Tillman shared in her new book, The Letter: My Journey Through Love, Loss, & Life: Just in case […]

Pat Tillman Foundation Names 59 New Military Scholars

A future history teacher and future neurologist are the new Pat Tillman Military Scholars selected at the University of South Florida for the 2012-2013 academic year. They are among 59 recipients in the fourth class of Tillman Scholars chosen from 1,280 applicants. Stephen Naylor is a veteran of the British Army who served in Afghanistan […]

Pat Tillman Military Scholars: Three New Universities Join

The Pat Tillman Foundation has added three new university partners that support the Tillman Military Scholars program which provides educational scholarships for veteran and active servicemembers and their spouses. The  new additions begin the academic year 2012/2013: Arizona State University Eastern Kentucky University University of Minnesota The Pat Tillman Foundation is partnering with these and 11 […]

Pat Tillman Military Scholars Paint the VA Garden

It was not what one expects at a typical gathering of “scholars,” but these were Pat Tillman Military Scholars chosen for their military service, academic excellence and community involvement. Music blared from the covered porch at Haley’s Cove Community Living Center – a long-term care facility for veterans at Tampa’s James A. Haley VA Medical […]

Marie Tillman, Pat Tillman Military Scholars: Ready to Serve

“Finding Purpose in the Face of Adversity” is a theme personified by the widow of Pat Tillman and by a young Marine who – due to his combat  injuries – must leave the Corps and pursue another career. Both Marie Tillman and Marine Corps Lance Corporal Dave Warden will discuss how they have overcome adversity […]

Tillman Military Scholar Applications Open Today

Veterans, active duty service members from all branches and their family members at 12 universities are eligible to become a Tillman Military Scholar . The University of South Florida, recently partnered with the Pat Tillman Foundation, is one of the 12. The other university partners are: Columbia University, San Diego State University, University of Michigan […]