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Tillman Scholar Program

The Tillman Scholar program supports high-impact active or veteran service members and their spouses by covering the needs left unpaid by the GI Bill and other government support. Scholarship amounts are determined by the strength of the applicant and extent of financial need; with funds averaging $10,000 per award, per academic year of the enrolled degree program.

In addition to financial support, Tillman Scholars become members of an engaged network and gain essential resources that empower them to serve and lead in their local communities and ease the transition from military to civilian life.

Who Should Apply?

The program is looking for active-duty and veteran service members and spouses with strong academic and leadership potential and a deep desire to impact change through their studies in the fields of medicine, law, business, government, education and the arts.

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a veteran or active-duty military service member (honorably discharged of pre- and post- 9/11 service, from all branches of the US Military including National Guard and Reserve); OR
  • be a current spouse of a veteran or active-duty service member, including surviving spouses;
  • be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate (bachelor's or above), graduate, or post-graduate degree program

Tillman Scholars typically have:

  • GPA above 3.0
  • Strong record of military service (or service as spouse) and motivation for serving
  • Clear educational and career ambitions
  • Demonstrated personal achievements and leadership potential
  • Solid record of public or community service and desire to continue serving others

How to Apply

Students interested in applying for this award can contact UREP at or fill out a Fellowship Interest Form to request advising and support on their applications.

More Information

For official information on the Tillman Scholar program (which supersedes any information provided here) and access to the online application, please visit the Tillman Foundation website

Related Awards:

Truman Scholarship

Last Updated: October 2023


  • February 1, 2024 

Fields of Study:

  • Medicine, Law, Business, Government, Education, Arts

Program Type:

  • Graduate Fellowship
  • Professional Opportunity
  • Public Service
  • Study
  • Undergraduate Tuition Scholarship

Program Length:

  • Multi-year

Degree Level:

  • Undergrad
  • Post UG
  • Graduate


  • Not Applicable


  • US Citizen/National