Via ASU Now.
Of 120 applicants, Arizona State University online psychology student and U.S. Air Force veteran Diana Kramer joins 59 U.S. military service members and spouses as a 2014 Tillman Military Scholar.
To be selected, Kramer first qualified alongside 12 semifinalists who ASU submitted to the Pat Tillman Foundation for scholarship consideration. In its sixth year, the foundation’s program has awarded a total of $1.4 million in scholarships to veteran students like Kramer. The scholarship is based on service, leadership and academic excellence.
Kramer has been deployed five times since her 2003 graduation from the Naval School in Explosive Ordinance Disposal, including two tours each in Afghanistan and Iraq. After earning her bachelor’s degree in psychology, Kramer plans to pursue an advanced degree and provide veteran counseling services.
ASU has seen larger numbers of student veterans apply for this scholarship every year since its establishment. It’s just one award offered through the Pat Tillman Foundation, which has provided funding for more than $10 million in scholarships and education support programs since launching. That amounts to 350 Tillman Military Scholars at 98 schools across the nation.
Read more about Kramer’s story and ASU’s work with the Pat Tillman Foundation to offer accessible education to military students.