Two students of Cleveland State University have been awarded Tillman Military Scholarships from the Pat Tillman Foundation. Nathan Buckley of Mentor received $6,000, and Christopher Rushin of Cleveland received $9,000.
Buckley and Rushin are two of 60 military veterans, active servicemen and their dependents chosen this year from a pool of more than 1,500 applicants. The 60 students were awarded a collective amount of $720,000 that will be used at 31 universities in 23 states.
Earlier this year, the Pat Tillman Foundation selected CSU as a new partner, making it one of only eight schools to partner with the foundation. The decision to include CSU was influenced by the nearly 300 veterans enrolled in CSU’s Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success – a center designed to assist military veterans with their transition from soldier to civilian to student.
The Tillman Military Scholars Program was established in 2009 by the Pat Tillman Foundation. The goal of the program is to provide financial support to servicemen who wish to continue with their education. The scholarship covers direct costs related to education expenses such as tuition, books and room and board.
The Pat Tillman Foundation, named in honor of Pat Tillman, a dedicated professional athlete and serviceman, strives to help scholars improve their own lives and the lives of those around them by encouraging service and education. The Foundation is a national leader in providing educational support and resources to veterans, active servicemen, and their dependents.
Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for engaged learning. With an enrollment of more than 16,000 students, 8 colleges and more than 250 academic programs, CSU provides a hands-on learning environment that connects students, ideas and real-world experience.
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