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Ohio State MBA student named Tillman Scholar

FMatt Rosebaugh, a U.S. Army veteran, hopes to help others overcome obstacles

Matt Rosebaugh

An Ohio State University graduate student has been named a 2018 Tillman Scholar. Matt Rosebaugh is an MBA student in the Max M. Fisher College of Business, is one of just 60 scholars selected by the Pat Tillman Foundation for the prestigious award.

In recognition of their 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.

Rosebaugh enlisted in the Army in 2002, wanting to make an impact after watching the events of September 11, 2001. He served 15 years of active duty and reserve time, including one long-term deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and several short-duration special operations contingency missions. During his service, he earned many military honors, including the Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medals.

In selecting Rosebaugh, the foundation observed, “Matt continually gives hope and motivation to others to step into the arena, overcome their circumstances and follow their dreams.”

Rosebaugh earned a BS in military history from the U.S. Military Academy in 2009. After graduating, he was a special operations helicopter pilot, operations manager and unit leader, deploying with teams of up to 80 personnel to execute rapid logistical movements and operations around the globe.

Before coming to Ohio State, he was a helicopter flight instructor at Fort Rucker, Alabama, leading an organization that trained graduate-level skills to advanced Army and Foreign National helicopter pilots.

After completing his MBA in spring 2019, Rosebaugh hopes to be a social enterprise entrepreneur, providing opportunity for underprivileged and underserved populations in the Columbus community through several social enterprise ventures.