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I have heard about the Pat Tillman Foundation’s Tillman Military Scholarship. Who is eligible to apply?

The Tillman Military Scholars program supports active-duty servicemembers, veterans and their families by removing financial barriers to completing a degree or certification program of their choice. The scholarships cover not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs, including housing and child care. The application period opens each spring, and a new class of Tillman Military Scholars is announced in June. More information on the application process for the 2012-2013 academic year will be available at the Pat Tillman Foundation website,, in January.

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 2:45pm