The Pat Tillman Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2013 class of Tillman Military Scholars.
The program, in its fifth year, will offer scholarships to 60 active-duty troops, veterans or their spouses. Candidates have until February 15 to submit their applications.
Scholarships are available to those pursuing degrees at four-year institutions in the United States. Though actual awards are based on the individual needs of the students, last year Tillman Scholars received an average of $11,000 per year.
Receiving a Tillman Military Scholarship also affords a student entry into the Tillman Community, an online and in-person networking group that includes the 230 students awarded scholarships since the program launched in 2009.
Pat Tillman gave up a promising professional football career to join the Army in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. Following his death in Afghanistan in 2004, his friends and family created the Pat Tillman Foundation.