(BLOOMINGTON) - Three IU students were named 2014 Tillman Military Scholars, and they became the first students from IU to receive the coveted scholarship since the program's inception.
James Bishop, Jamal Sowell and Carlos Gonzales earned the honors
The Tillman Military Scholars program was established in 2008 to support America's active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in their higher education.
The 2014 class of Tillman Military Scholars is composed of 59 scholars selected out of an extensive pool of more than 7,500 applicants. The newly selected class will receive more than $1.4 million in scholarships to pursue their higher education.
The Tillman Military Scholarship isn't merely a gift, but it is an investment in excellence and potential, Marie Tillman, president and co-founder of the Pat Tillman Foundation said in a press release. The Tillman Military Scholars who were selected embody the same ideals Tillman lived by every day.
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