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2013 Tillman Military Scholars Application Now Open: Veterans, Active Servicemembers, Spouses Eligible

Tempe, AZ – The Pat Tillman Foundation has announced the opening of the application process to be part of the 5th Class of Tillman Military Scholars. The application process opened at 12 a.m. EST today, Monday, January 14, 2013, and will remain open until 11:59:59 p.m. PST, Friday, February 15, 2013.

For specific details on eligibility and to apply online please visit: www.pattillmanfoundation.org/tillman-military-scholars/apply

All applicants will receive notification of selection results via e-mail no later than June 30, 2013. All scholarships will be granted for the 2013/2014 academic year

In 2008, the Pat Tillman Foundation established the Tillman Military Scholars program to support educational opportunities for servicemembers and their spouses by filling the financial gaps in the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. The scholarships cover not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs including housing and child care.

Over the past four years, the Pat Tillman Foundation has awarded more than $3.2 million in scholarship funds to 230 Tillman Military Scholars pursuing education at every level from freshmen undergraduates to PhD candidates. Overall, Tillman Military Scholars represent 71 different universities across 34 states.

The scholarship funds awarded are just a portion of the Tillman Military Scholar experience, which also focuses on guiding an engaged community and providing essential resources that empower Scholars to serve and lead in their local communities and ease the transition from military to civilian life.

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About the Pat Tillman Foundation

Family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation following Pat’s death in 2004 while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. Created to honor Pat’s legacy and pay tribute to his commitment to leadership and service, the Pat Tillman Foundation is a national leader in providing educational support and resources to veterans, active servicemembers and their spouses. Inspired by Pat’s attributes of leadership, passion for education and spirit of service, the Foundation annually awards educational scholarships through the Tillman Military Scholars program. Since the Foundation’s inception, more than $5 million in educational support has been invested in individuals committed to a life of service both in and out of uniform, including more than $3.2 million awarded to 230 Tillman Military Scholars nationwide.

For more information, visit www.pattillmanfoundation.org

For more information on the Tillman Military Scholars program, please visit www.pattillmanfoundation.org/tillman-military-scholars.