On June 6, the Pat Tillman Foundation selected Lt. Dana Hatwig, a Navy Nurse Corps officer assigned to Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville, as a Pat Tillman Scholar.
Hatwig was one of 60 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses (out of 3,000 applicants) chosen for 2018 – the 10th class of Tillman Scholars.
In recognition of each selectee’s service, leadership and potential, the newly selected class will receive more than $1.3 million in scholarship funding to pursue higher education and continue their service in the fields of medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts.
Hatwig reported to NH Jacksonville in 2014 and currently serves as an orthopedic nurse at the hospital. She currently holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and is pursuing her master’s degree as a psychiatric nurse practitioner. In 2017, she completed a nine-month combat deployment as a trauma nurse at Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.
The Pat Tillman Foundation, named after the former Arizona Cardinals football star, was founded in 2004 after Tillman’s untimely death in Afghanistan.
Tillman put his all-star NFL career on hold to serve his country in the wake of the attacks of 9/11.