Tillman Leadership Through Action

Pat Tillman was a man of amazing passion, heroic character, and deliberate action — a man who knew himself and his mission, and who challenged those around him. The Pat Tillman Foundation and W. P. Carey School of Business carry forward Pat's legacy by inspiring and supporting exceptional students who strive to promote positive change in themselves and the world around them.

This distinctive educational experience brings students, faculty, and community leaders together in discussions and exercises that generate a greater sense of self and purpose, enhance leadership skills and perspective, and actively promote positive change in their communities.

Tillman Scholars at ASU is a community of exceptional students, alumni, faculty, mentors, and friends who are informed and inspired by the values and actions of Pat Tillman and others to become more effective leaders. Learn how to use effective leadership skills in a dynamic world, address the tough challenges faced by our communities, and mobilize resources in order to face these challenges.

Benefits of Tillman Scholars

  • A one (plus) year growth experience making a genuine difference in your life and the lives of others
  • Curriculum focused on experiential learning, personal discovery, leadership, and social action
  • Learning from and within a diverse community
  • A blend of personal development, leadership, and social action
  • Focus on perspective, values, critical thinking, decision-making, skill-building and action
  • Personal mentorships and networking
  • Structured and entrepreneurial community service activities

Application Requirements

  • Current ASU first-year student or sophomore (must have at least two years to complete undergraduate degree)
  • At least one of the following:
    • W. P. Carey School of Business major
    • Barrett, the Honors College student
    • ASU student-athlete
  • Recommended cumulative GPA of 3.25
  • Authentic, outgoing, service-driven, leadership-oriented, focused and sociable

Scholar Expectations

  • Complete a three-credit course in the fall semester and a three-credit course in the spring semester where you will design your own service project/program
  • Actively engage with professional and alumni mentors
  • Attend community events, selective service events, and Pat's Run

Contact Us

Pat Tillman Foundation