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.



Support the next generation of dreamers

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.

First Lady Michelle Obama Creates Text Campaign for First-Generation Students

First Lady Michelle Obama helped launch Up Next, a free text messaging system that gives students free guidance on all things college. The main goal of this Better Make Room program, is to help students — especially those who are first-generation college goers — successfully navigate the journey to and through college. Students simply text the […]

News that Matters