Graduate Funding Information Service

January 28, 2019

Tillman Military Scholars Program

Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

Founded in 2008, the Tillman Scholars program supports our nation’s active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in their higher education. The scholarship covers educational expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living expenses. 2019 Tillman Scholars can expect an average award of $10,000. The fellowship supports Tillman Scholars with academic scholarships, a national network, and professional development opportunities so they are empowered to make an impact in the fields of medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts.


  • Veteran and active-duty military service members
  • Honorably discharged of pre– and post–9/11 service
  • From all branches of the U.S. Military including the 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 post-graduate degree
    • Public or private U.S.-based accredited institution

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Educational and career ambitions
  • Record of military service and/or community impact as a military spouse
  • Record of personal achievement
  • Demonstration of service to others in the community
  • Desire to continue to serve others and make a positive impact on your community
  • Leadership potential
  • Compelling, thoughtful, genuine, and thorough essay question responses

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.  For application support and advising from the University of Washington, click here.