Class of
Nicholas Tarleton
University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign

Class of
Amel Baker
Loyola University Chicago

Class of
Stan Yang
University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign

Class of
Rebecca Nelson
Northwestern 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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Watch how dreams came true

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



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 2017 Pullman Scholar Symposium Keynote Speaker is Pamela Bloomquist

We are excited to announce Pullman Scholar Alumna Pamela Bloomquist, Rockford College, 1974, as our Fourth Annual Pullman Scholar Symposium keynote speaker! Pamela is the Assistant Dean, Admissions and Financial Aid at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a very active volunteer with the Foundation. When the Foundation began planning the first Annual Pullman Scholar Symposium in […]

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