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JD/MBA student wins Pat Tillman Scholarship

July 01, 2016

Penn Law JD/MBA student and U.S. Marine Corps veteran John Schippert L’17, WG’17 has been awarded a Pat Tillman Scholarship in recognition of his educational, military, and community achievements.

Tillman Scholarship recipients receive funding that helps to cover their educational expenses, including tuition, fees, books, and living expenses. They also join a class of fellow recipients making an impact in medicine, law, business, policy, technology, and the arts. The scholarship is open to active-duty service members, veterans, and military spouses.

“This scholarship comes from a truly wonderful organization that connects people who are passionate about veterans’ issues,” said Schippert. “It is very humbling to be included in such a group, and I plan to use my affiliation with the Pat Tillman Foundation as a platform to serve veterans and their families.”

Schippert graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served as an infantry officer. He has been stationed in the western Pacific, the Persian Gulf, Africa, and Afghanistan. Following his time in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, he was selected as a Marine Congressional Fellow and served as the defense advisor to a member of the House Armed Services Committee. He then served as a liaison to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees as a member of the Marine Corps Office of Legislative Affairs in the Pentagon. He is also the president of Penn Law Vets.

As a Tillman Scholar, Schippert will also participate in a leadership summit and engage in community service.

Penn Law proudly supports veterans and is a sponsor of the Yellow Ribbon Program. The Law School also provides Service Recognition application fee waivers to U.S. Military candidates. Penn Law Vets is committed to supporting prospective students with a military background who are interested in attending Penn Law. Veterans who would like to speak to a current vet can contact Colleen France