Navy Petty Officer Third Class D'Onior Felton of Clarksdale, Miss., has been selected as the 2011 NFL-Tillman Military Scholar. She will be recognized on Dec. 11 before the Washington Redskins game against the New England Patriots.
In June 2010, the NFL and Pat Tillman Foundation established the NFL-Tillman Military Scholar award to annually honor an individual who exemplifies Tillman's enduring legacy of service. The scholarship is part of the Tillman Military Scholars program established by the Pat Tillman Foundation to support educational opportunities for veterans and active service members and their spouses by filling the financial gaps in the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. The Tillman Military Scholars program covers direct study-related expenses such as tuition and books, as well as other basic needs such as housing and childcare.
For more information on the Tillman Military Scholars program, visit www.pattillmanfoundation.org/tillman-military-scholars.