Historic Number of Syracuse University Pat Tillman Foundation Scholars Announced

Since 2017, Syracuse University has had the privilege of partnering with the Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) as one of 16 university partners. Today, Anthony Ornelaz, a student in the Master of Fine Arts program through the college of arts and science is joined by three College of Law students, Natasha DeLeon, Amanda Higginson, and William Rielly, who have been named 2022 Tillman Scholars. The four Tillman scholars mark the most scholars awarded in one year since becoming a university partner with PTF.

The newly named class of 60 U.S. service members, veterans, and military spouses across the nation will receive more than funding for scholarships to pursue higher education degrees from the PTF.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Anthony, Natasha, Amanda, and William as four of the 60 veterans and military spouses as part of our global Tillman Scholar community,” said Dan Futrell, CEO and 2011 Tillman Scholar. “We believe that veterans and military spouses are uniquely positioned to fill the leadership gap that our society faces. It’s our honor to support these students making an impact at Syracuse University as they grow as leaders and enter their next chapter.”

You can read more about this year's selected scholars and the Pat Tillman Foundation here.