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Dejah Powell
Cornell University

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Pamela Bloomquist
Rockford College

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Andres Laguna
DePaul University

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Patrick T. Murphy
Loyola University Chicago

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Gabriella Marino
Marquette University

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Anthony Onyeaghala
Illinois State University

They come from the north side, west side, south side and suburbs.

They are no strangers to adversity and conquer challenges head on. They represent the Chicago-area’s rich cultural diversity. Most importantly, they know getting an education is the key to their success. And, with the help of the Pullman Foundation, they are achieving their American Dream.

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Pullman Scholar Alumni share their stories and how the Pullman Foundation Scholarship helped them achieve their dreams.

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In the 1950s, the pullman foundation

was one of the first foundations to award scholarships to women and people of color to attend college.

More than 14,000 People

have received Pullman Foundation Scholarships.

The 21st Show Radio Interview: Financial Aid and Scholarships

Scholarship displacement in Illinois is becoming a topic of interest. After the Foundation’s Op-Ed was published in the Chicago Sun-Times, Illinois Public Media contacted Executive Director Robin Redmond for a follow-up interview. Pullman Scholar Julissa Garcia, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2018, joined Executive Director Robin Redmond for an interview on The 21st Show, an Illinois […]

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