The George M. Pullman Educational Foundation has a sixty-plus year history of supporting Chicago-area students with merit-based, need-based, last-dollar scholarships to attend the colleges of their choice. The program was designed to ensure that exceptionally promising students with strong financial need can earn a college degree without the burden of severe financial debt. Over 11,000 scholars have benefited from nearly $30M in scholarships throughout the Foundation’s history.
The Foundation awards Pullman Scholars last-dollar scholarships ranging from $200 to $5,000 per year (up to $4,000 for first-year students), depending on the scholar’s financial need. Scholars who remain in good standing are invited to renew their scholarship for up to four years of full-time undergraduate study.