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President Barack Obama awards Dr. Stang with the 2010 National Medal of Science
Alumni Stories • 11.30.18

Peter Stang: His journey as a refugee to earning the US’s highest scientific award

When an eighth grader watches his mother make cabbage and sees the chance to create a scientific indicator, then you… Read More
Andres Lagunas volunteers with Habitat for Humanity DePaul Chapter
College Life • 05.29.18

Andres Lagunas: Proud Pullman Scholar at DePaul University

Andres Lagunas began pursuing a degree in political science at DePaul University this past year as a Pullman Scholar. He… Read More
With a scholarship from the Pullman Foundation, both Christine and George Gloeckler graduated from the University of Chicago in 1960
Alumni Stories • 05.24.18

Renowned Scientist Thanks Scholarship Foundation with Surprise $50,000 Gift

From a Refugee Camp in Europe to the National Academy of Sciences and Interstellar Space May 21, 2018, Chicago, IL… Read More
Ellie Marino at Marquette's Joan of Arc Chapel
College Life • 05.07.18

Ellie Marino, Marquette University ’21: Being a Part of Something Bigger

Gabriella (Ellie) Marino began pursuing a degree in psychology at Marquette University this past year as a Pullman Scholar. In… Read More
Nathaniel Rodriguez studies electrical engineering as a Pullman Scholar at WashU
College Life • 04.26.18

Finding Community as a Pullman Scholar at WashU: Nathaniel Rodriguez

When Nathaniel Rodriguez graduated from Maine West High School in Des Plaines, Illinois, he decided to study electrical engineering at… Read More
Alumni Stories • 12.04.17

Rich In Origin and In Possibilities: Gundega Korsts, Beloit College

A few years ago, I started getting mailings from the Foundation. I congratulate those who thought of calling on past… Read More
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Alumni Stories • 11.30.17

The Monumental Impact of a Pullman Foundation Scholarship: Christine and George Gloeckler, University of Chicago ’60

Today, scholar alumnus Dr. George Gloeckler (University of Chicago ’60) is one of the most renowned physicists on the planet.… Read More
College Life • 11.27.17

The Freedom to Follow Your Passion: Meet Pullman Scholar Dejah Powell, Cornell University ‘18.

Dejah Powell (Cornell University ’18) is a college senior, but she’s already made a difference in the world that people… Read More
Foundation News • 09.12.17

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… Read More
Foundation News • 07.28.17

Chicago Sun-Times Op-Ed: When a Smart Kid Wins a Scholarship, Why Does Illinois Cheap Out?

Executive Director Robin Redmond published an Op-Ed to the Chicago Sun-Times after Maryland passed a law banning scholarship displacement by… Read More
Foundation News • 07.28.17

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,… Read More
Foundation News • 04.24.17

Remembering Tom Meagher

It is with great sadness that we share the news of a beloved Pullman Scholar Alumnus’s passing, Thomas Meagher. Thomas,… Read More
College Life • 02.16.17

A Letter to Pullman Scholars

Dear Pullman Scholars, In recent months, we have witnessed an uptick of divisive activities on the college campuses where many… Read More
Foundation News • 01.06.17

One Word, Every Day, All Year – A New Kind of Resolution

New Year’s is often a time of increased optimism. With each passing year, resolutions come and go, -- some accomplished… Read More
Foundation News • 11.28.16

Thirty Area Students Receive Funding

Robin Redmond, the Foundation's executive director, was interviewed by Safiyyah P. Muhammad for the Chicago Citizen. Read the article about… Read More
Foundation News • 11.22.16

Why Apply? We’re An Organization for Your Lifetime

While our application is open, we've asked our current scholars and alumni to share why they're happy they filled out… Read More
Foundation News • 11.21.16

2015-2016 George M. Pullman Educational Foundation Annual Report

The 2015-2016 George M. Pullman Educational Foundation Annual Report is live on our website! Click here to read what we… Read More
Foundation News • 11.07.16

Pullman Foundation Scholarship Application is Open!

Do you know future Pullman Scholars? They seize opportunities, create their own futures and are persistent in the pursuit of… Read More
Foundation News • 10.26.16

Pullman Foundation Welcomes Scholar Alumni to the Foundation’s Leadership

The Foundation is excited to add Susie H. Turk and Patrick T. Murphy to our leadership. A scholar alumna and… Read More
Foundation News • 10.25.16

George M. Pullman Educational Foundation Announces $1 Million in College Scholarships for New Class of 30 Pullman Scholars

Pullman Foundation Celebrates 67th Annual Scholar Class by Making College Dreams a Reality; 2017 Application Opens Early November. Nearly 40… Read More
Alumni Stories • 06.23.16

Fred Marcon, Pullman Scholar Alumnus Featured in Huffington Post

“Work absolutely as hard as you can in whatever environment you’ve chosen, and make sure you deliver. When you deliver,… Read More
Events • 06.21.16

2016 Pullman Scholar Symposium: More Scholar Interaction & Learning

Current Pullman Scholars and all 31 of the new scholar cohort attended our third annual Pullman Scholar Symposium on May… Read More
Events • 05.11.15

A New Spring Tradition: The Pullman Scholar Symposium

In 2014, current Pullman Scholars and Alumni gathered at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center to learn, network and celebrate… Read More
Foundation News • 04.09.15

See the Foundation on NBC 5 Chicago News

The Foundation was featured on NBC 5 Chicago's Making a Difference segment with LeeAnn Trotter. Read More
Foundation News • 03.01.15

Barbara Miller, Pullman Foundation Board President Featured in Chicago Tribune

Bonnie Miller, the Foundation's board president, was featured as March 2015's Remarkable Woman in the Chicago Tribune. Read the full… Read More
Foundation News • 02.18.15

Pullman Foundation in the Chicago Sun-Times

On February 19, 2015,  President Barack Obama travelled to Chicago to designate the community of Pullman as a national monument.… Read More
Foundation News • 09.02.14

Introducing the 65th Class of Pullman Scholars

We are honored to welcome the 65th Class of Pullman Scholars! These 40 exceptional students join 121 returning Pullman Scholars… Read More
Foundation News • 09.01.13

The 64th Class of Pullman Scholars

We are excited to present the newest class of Pullman Scholars. These 40 bright, determined, exceptional students continue a legacy… Read More