Pullman Scholar Community

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
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
Events • 05.04.17

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… 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
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Pullman Scholar • 03.29.17

A Female Pullman Scholar Who Loves Math

Pullman Scholar Sarah Dickey, Elmhurst College, '20, shares her absolute love of her major, Math! Math classes were my favorite… Read More
Alumni Stories • 03.28.17

Passion for Math: Teaching Future Mathematicians

Pullman Scholar Alumna Kristen Schreck, Illinois Institute of Technology, '87,  shares her experience in Math and how she's teaching future… Read More
Podcast • 03.23.17

What it Takes to be a Success

Pullman Scholar Julissa Garcia, University of Illinois at Chicago, Class of 2018, interviews Pullman Scholar Alumna Valarie King-Bailey, University of… Read More
Podcast • 03.22.17

A Real Account of Being a Female Engineer

Pullman Scholar Julissa Garcia, University of Illinois at Chicago, Class of 2018, interviews Pullman Scholar Alumna Valarie King-Bailey, University of… Read More
College Life • 03.20.17

Pullman Foundation Women in Engineering

Pullman Scholar Alumna Valarie King-Bailey, University of Wisconsin - Madison, '82, summed up the importance of engineers perfectly, “look around… Read More
Pullman Scholar Community • 03.17.17

Technology Organizations

Thank you, Jeanne and Pullman Scholars who helped us highlight women in tech! As you can see, being a woman… Read More
Pullman Scholar Alumni • 03.14.17

DARE TO TAKE RISKS – Switching from the E in STEM to the T

“You better do something that will get you a good job,” Jeanne Hultquist’s parents told her. She narrowed her career… Read More
Pullman Scholar Community • 03.13.17

Pullman Foundation Women in Technology

It is safe to say people love their technology; computers, tablets, cell phones, apps, etc. And maybe a little too… Read More
College Life • 03.09.17

Life as a Biology Major

Sofia Ali, a first-year biology major at Loyola University Chicago shares her experiences as a new college student. My first year… Read More
College Life • 03.08.17

Life as a Cellular/Molecular Neuroscience and Psychology Major

Amel Baker, a junior at Loyola University Chicago studying psychology and cellular/molecular neuroscience, shares her affinity for science and how… Read More
College Life • 03.07.17

Life as a Biochemistry Major

Jennifer Munoz, a sophomore at Case Western Reserve University, shares her love of science as a biochemistry major and nutrition minor.… Read More
Pullman Scholar Community • 03.06.17

Pullman Foundation Women in Science

Even though studies show both genders have the same abilities in science, a 2016 study from Colorado State University says… Read More
Alumni Stories • 03.02.17

The Pullman Foundation Women in STEM

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Foundation will be focusing on one “letter” of STEM each week of March.… 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
Pullman Scholar Alumni • 12.28.16

Why Apply? The Foundation Helps You Succeed

While our application is open, we’ve asked our current scholars and alumni to share why they’re happy they filled out… Read More
Pullman Scholar Community • 12.23.16

Happy Holidays From the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation

  We wish you all a fantastic holiday season and joyous new year! Reach out to us in the new… Read More
Pullman Scholar • 11.30.16

Why Apply? We Invest In You

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 • 11.28.16

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 • 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
Alumni Stories • 07.27.16

TRUST WHAT OTHERS SEE IN YOU: A Pullman Scholar Alumni Feature – Bob Dahl

“The Pullman Foundation saw something in me that I did not see in myself at the time,” says Bob Dahl,… 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 • 05.15.15

What It’s Really Like to be in the Pullman Community

Billy Leung, Pullman Scholar, University of Michigan, '16 In my senior year of high school, I remember being constantly stressed… Read More
College Life • 05.14.15

The Importance of Building Connections

By Robin Redmond, Executive Director. The last few months have been busy and exciting for the Foundation. With roughly 550… Read More
Pullman Scholar Alumni • 02.19.15

Pullman Scholar Alumni Testaments to the Pullman Legacy

Five Pullman Scholar Alumni share how the Pullman Foundation impacted their lives. "I am a graduate of Wendell Phillips High… 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
College Life • 01.30.15

How to Graduate College With Minimal Debt

By Shawn J. Mayberry, Guest Blogger, Pullman Scholar Alumnus. In 2011, I graduated from Loyola University Chicago with my communications… Read More
College Life • 01.30.15

How to Graduate College With Minimal Debt

By Shawn J. Mayberry, Guest Blogger, Pullman Scholar Alumnus. In 2011, I graduated from Loyola University Chicago with my communications… Read More
College Life • 01.30.15

How to Graduate College With Minimal Debt

By Shawn J. Mayberry, Guest Blogger, Pullman Scholar Alumnus. In 2011, I graduated from Loyola University Chicago with my communications… Read More
Pullman Scholar Alumni • 12.16.14

Pullman Scholar Alumna Q&A: Lafakeria Vaughn

Interview by Brianna Smitko. Brianna graduated from Columbia College, Chicago in 2009 with a degree in Marketing and Communications. She currently… Read More
Pullman Scholar Alumni • 12.16.14

Pullman Scholar Alumna Q&A: Lafakeria Vaughn

Interview by Brianna Smitko. Brianna graduated from Columbia College, Chicago in 2009 with a degree in Marketing and Communications. She currently… Read More
Pullman Scholar Alumni • 12.16.14

Pullman Scholar Alumna Q&A: Lafakeria Vaughn

Interview by Brianna Smitko. Brianna graduated from Columbia College, Chicago in 2009 with a degree in Marketing and Communications. She currently… Read More
Alumni Stories • 08.20.14

My American Dream: Pre-College and 10 Years Later

By Patrick T. Murphy, Pullman Scholar Alumnus, '09. “Always be dissatisfied with what you are, if you want to arrive… Read More
Events • 07.17.14

First Pullman Scholar Symposium – A Hit!

On May 29th, 2014 Pullman Scholars participated in the first-ever Pullman Scholar Symposium that offered panel discussions, networking opportunities, and career… 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
Events • 06.11.13

2013 Pullman Scholar Alumni Networking Night

On June 11, 2013,  the Foundation hosted its second annual Pullman Scholar Alumni Networking Night at Quay in Chicago. Alumni… Read More
Events • 08.04.12

Freshmen Reception Welcomes 63rd Class of Scholars

On August 4, 2012,  the Foundation welcomed 53 new scholars to the Pullman Scholar Community at the Annual Freshmen Scholar… Read More