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OU Tillman Scholars


Eligibility and Application Requirements

Applications to become a Tillman Scholar will close March 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (PT).

The following candidates may apply to become a Tillman Scholar:

  • Veteran and active-duty military service members
    • Pre-and post-9/11 service eras
    • From all branches of the U.S. Military including National Guard and Reserve
  • Current spouses of veterans or active-duty service members, including surviving spouses
  • Service members or spouses pursuing a degree as a full-time* student:
    • Undergraduate (Bachelor’s or above)
    • Graduate or professional degree
    • At a public or private, U.S.-based accredited institution
*Full-time as determined by your institution and program of study

On what basis are Tillman Scholars selected?

Strong applicants demonstrate clear academic goals, extraordinary leadership potential, and a deep desire to create positive change. They believe their best years of service to our country are still ahead of them, and they are committed to strengthening communities at home and around the world. Scholars are selected based on:

  • Service: dedication to service beyond self in and out of uniform
  • Scholarship: actively pursuing education; listening and learning by doing
  • Humble Leadership: bringing people together to achieve uncommon results
  • Impact: advancing an idea or cause to make the world a better place

Applicants should provide compelling, thoughtful, genuine, and thorough responses to essay questions provided during the application process.



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