The NFL and the Pat Tillman Foundation have created the NFL-Tillman Scholarship, which was announced at the Pat Tillman Legacy Summit in Washington, D.C.
With the the NFL-Tillman Scholarship, the NFL will honor an individual who exemplifies Pat Tillman’s enduring legacy of service each year.
The Tillman Foundation supports educational opportunities for veterans and their families. Tillman Military Scholarships are available to veteran and active service members from all branches of the U.S. military who wish to start, finish, or further their education, as well as to dependents and survivors of service members.
Tilman put his professional NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country, after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The Tillman family and friends created the Pat Tillman Foundation in 2004, following Pat’s death while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. The Pat Tillman Foundation was established to carry forward Pat’s legacy of leadership and civic action by supporting future generations of leaders who embody the American tradition of citizen service.
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The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund honors Americans in the Armed Forces who have sacrificed their life or been permanently disabled from defending our country, by providing educational scholarships for their children.
The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Funds helps offset the high cost of college education for the sons and daughters of American heroes. It is also a reminder to the recipient that their parents’ sacrifice will never be forgotten by our grateful nation.
Application Deadline: July 30, 2010
Eligibility: Applicants must be a dependant son/daughter of a U.S Soldier, Airman, Marine, or Guardsman who has (either):
- become permanently disabled (100% VA disability rating) as a result of an operational mission or training accident
- been killed in action (line of duty)
- been classified as a prisoner of war (POW) or missing in action (MIA)
Also, applicants must be:
- Currently a senior in high school, a high school graduate, or enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student
- Under 26 years old (at the time of application)
Your application packet must contain the following items:
- Application form
- Copy of your government issued photo identification (Drivers License, Military ID Card)
- Certificate of death or rating letter from the Veterans Administration disability
- Official high school or college transcript
- Photo of applicant
- Photo of qualifying parent
Scholarship checks will be mailed directly and endorsed to the scholarship winner’s school.
For more information, visit the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund website.
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