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Cornell University

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Pamela Bloomquist
Rockford College

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Andres Lagunas
DePaul University

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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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In the 1950s, the pullman foundation

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More than 14,000 People

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George M. Pullman Educational Foundation Announces $1 Million in Scholarships and Education Supports for 2017-2018 Pullman Scholar Cohort

Making College Dreams a Reality for 118 Chicago-Area College Students. As an estimated 20 million college students across the nation start fall classes, the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation announces its commitment to investing $1 million in scholarships and education supports for the 98 renewing and 20 new 2017-2018 Pullman Scholar Cohort. Rooted in Chicago […]

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