from Tillman Military Scholars Foundation
Army News Service
1/30/2013 - WASHINGTON -- Service
members, veterans and their spouses have until Feb. 15 to apply for
financial aid through the Tillman Military Scholars program.
The Tillman Military Scholars program removes financial barriers to
completing a degree program. The scholarship covers direct study-related
expenses such as tuition and fees, in addition to other needs such as
housing and child care.
"After five years of service in the Army, I was set on transitioning out
to attend business school, but lacked the financial resources to pay
for the two-year program," said Thomas Allison, a former Army captain,
Army Ranger, and Tillman Military Scholars program scholarship
recipient. "I had always been motivated by the exceptional sacrifices of
Pat Tillman and thought the program sounded like a great fit."
Allison applied for the program and was granted a scholarship. He said
he applied to help fill the gap in funding between what was provided by
the G.I. Bill and the actual cost of attending school. He also said that
being part of the Tillman Military Scholars program community has
provided for him more than just financial rewards.
"I was able to attend the Pat Tillman Leadership Summit in Maryland
where I met dozens of other Tillman Military Scholars from across the
services," Allison said. "During the conference, we held discussions on
issues relevant to transitioning veterans, visited members of Congress
in D.C., and had the opportunity to perform a service project in
Allison also participated in "Pat's Run," last April, where he was able to network with other run participants.
"While the race was fun, the coolest part of this event was the
opportunity to network and hang out with scholars and other veterans who
showed up for the weekend," Allison said.
The Tillman Military Scholars Foundation also provides access to
transition assistance tools, career guidance, entrepreneurial and
service-related workshops such as those provided through Inc. Magazine
and the Clinton Global Initiative conferences, and unique job
opportunities following school.
Those interested in applying to the program or learning more about the
criteria and application process, the benefits and expectations of the
program or the Tillman Community can visit http://www.pattillmanfoundation.org/tillman-military-scholars/apply/.