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Alumni Stories • 12.04.18

Julissa Garcia: To be educated is to have the best opportunities

For Julissa Garcia, her family home is more than just the house where she was raised. It's a symbol of… Read More
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
Marc Christman, board treasurer of the Pullman Foundation; and Cyrus Lau, Pullman Scholar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign '21 at the annual Pullman Scholar Symposium
Giving Back • 11.27.18

Giving to the Pullman Foundation: Unique ways to make a difference

The new tax act passed in 2017 brought with it many changes to how you might file your taxes next… 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
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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
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
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
Scholar News • 03.31.17

Math Organizations

Today is the last day of Pullman Women in Math and our Pullman Foundation Women in STEM campaign. Thank you to… Read More
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
Scholar News • 03.27.17

Pullman Foundation Women in Math

Math, the last part of STEM, and the base to a lot of the aforementioned fields is another field with… Read More
Scholar News • 03.24.17

Engineering Organizations

We hope our Women in Engineering podcast series inspired you! Engineering is a field that will take you to many… 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
Scholar News • 03.21.17

An Intro into a Profession With Great Impact

Pullman Scholar Julissa Garcia, University of Illinois at Chicago, '18, interviews Pullman Scholar Alumna Valarie King-Bailey, University of Wisconsin- Madison,… 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
Video • 03.15.17

The Key to More Women in Technology (TEDx Video)

As we stated in our first Pullman Women in Technology post, the numbers of Pullman Women who majored in tech… 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
Scholar News • 03.10.17

Science Organizations

We hope you were inspired by our Women in Science! We only featured three of our amazing 30 female scholars… 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
College Life • 01.23.17

Immersed in the Abroad Experience

Casey Morgan Luc, ‘17, The George Washington University, shares his experience of studying and working in Paris, France during his… 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
Pullman Scholar • 11.14.16

Opening the Door to the Outdoors

Dejah Powell, Cornell University, ‘18, creates an environmental program for students who live on the south side of Chicago. After… 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
College Life • 10.04.16

2017-2018 FAFSA Changes

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an online form that college students fill out annually to identify… Read More
College Life • 09.09.16

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… Read More
College Life • 08.17.16

Advice For College Students From College Students

It's almost time to be on your college campus. Whether it be your first year or last year,  you probably… Read More
College Life • 08.10.16

Work & Volunteer Opportunities for College Students 101 (Pt. 2)

Now that you know what kind of opportunities are available to college students from Part 1 of this series, our scholars… Read More
College Life • 08.03.16

Work & Volunteer Opportunities For College Students 101 (Pt. 1)

The more career and real-life experience you add to your resume while attending college, the better. Employers will appreciate your work… 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
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
College Life • 05.13.16

First Scholar Keynote: Corie Wilkins

Corie Wilkins is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri, where he received a Bachelors of Journalism in broadcast… Read More
Events • 05.03.16

Third Annual Pullman Scholar Symposium Keynote Speaker: Patrick T. Murphy, MS

We are pleased to announce Patrick T. Murphy, MS as our keynote speaker for the Third Annual Pullman Scholar Symposium.… Read More
College Life • 04.21.16

Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Jasmeen Wellere, ’16

Get to know one of the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation's graduating seniors, Jasmeen Wellere. Wellere attended Southern Illinois University… Read More
College Life • 09.14.15

Jasmeen Wellere’s ScholarCon Journey

By Jasmeen Wellere, Pullman Scholar. “ScholarCon was one of the best experiences I have ever had!” This is what my… Read More
Alumni Stories • 09.09.15

Pullman Scholar Alumni Enjoys Linking Experience to Need

The George M. Pullman Educational Foundation helped Tom Meagher attend college. Now he’s giving back. Meagher volunteering at the 2015… Read More
Alumni Stories • 09.02.15

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child: Sabrina Kendrick’s Educational Journey

The handwriting is neat and legible, the tone modest but confident. The message is of an ambitious high school senior… Read More
Alumni Stories • 08.26.15

Bucking the Trend: Bethsaida Arroyo Forges Her Own Path

Pullman Scholar Alumna Bethsaida Arroyo Forges Her Own Path. All things considered, it would have been easy for Bethsaida Arroyo… Read More
College Life • 08.18.15

Dare. Dream. Discover: Asia Muhammad’s ScholarCon Experience

By Asia Muhammad, Pullman Scholar. ScholarCon is a place where you can dare, dream, and discover. If you are unfamiliar… Read More
Alumni Stories • 08.13.15

How Education & A Helping Hand Changed Nadia Horb’s Life

An immigrant's tale Nadia Horb learned early how to think on her feet. She was born in 1946 in a… Read More
Alumni Stories • 08.03.15

Preparation Plus Opportunity Equals Sustained Success

There was no doubt that Marcus Woods would go to college. And thrive there. His mother, Sheila, pretty much required… Read More
Events • 05.25.15

2015 Pullman Scholar Symposium Keynote Speech

We were honored to have Valarie King-Bailey, Pullman Scholar Alumna, '82, and CEO of OnShore Technology Group, as our keynote speaker… Read More
Giving Back • 05.18.15

The Importance of Giving Back

Pam Bloomquist recently experienced a moment of Pullman Scholar serendipity. She is assistant dean of law admissions and financial assistance… 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
College Life • 05.13.15

A Desire to Serve the Community Through Education

Daniel Jackson is dedicated to supporting his community and contributing to a brighter future. While attending Jones College Prep, he… 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
College Life • 05.04.15

College Advice from a Pullman Scholar

My name is Xiomara Contreras and I am a sophomore studying Communication Studies and Latina/o Studies at Northwestern University. I… 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
College Life • 03.20.15

Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Juan Velazquez, ’17

Pullman Scholar Juan Velazquez, '17, shares his exciting experiences and accomplishments while attending Notre Dame University as an aerospace engineering major.… 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
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 • 02.04.15

Get Organized and Make the Most of Your Semester

By Izzy Rubin, Intern. Know Thyself The best way to get on track for the semester is by knowing your… 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
Pullman Scholar • 11.19.14

Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Helene Bansley, ’14

Get to know how our Pullman Scholar Helene Bansley, '15, plans to give back to the community with her psychology degree.… Read More
College Life • 11.19.14

How to Manage Stress in College

Take Deep Breaths and Move Forward. Between exams, essays, friends, family, extracurriculars, finances, and worries about the future, we know… Read More
College Life • 11.19.14

How to Manage Stress in College

Take Deep Breaths and Move Forward. Between exams, essays, friends, family, extracurriculars, finances, and worries about the future, we know… Read More
College Life • 11.19.14

How to Manage Stress in College

Take Deep Breaths and Move Forward. Between exams, essays, friends, family, extracurriculars, finances, and worries about the future, we know… Read More
College Life • 09.19.14

9 Campus Safety Tips

Whether college is a new acquaintance for you or an old friend, here are nine tips to help you stay… Read More
College Life • 09.19.14

9 Campus Safety Tips

Whether college is a new acquaintance for you or an old friend, here are nine tips to help you stay… Read More
College Life • 09.19.14

9 Campus Safety Tips

Whether college is a new acquaintance for you or an old friend, here are nine tips to help you stay… Read More
College Life • 09.16.14

Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Michael Glynn, ’19

Get to know our Pullman Scholar Michael Glynn,'19, an exercise physiology major at Marquette University. In his spare time, Michael… 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
Pullman Scholar • 08.26.14

Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Maribell Heredia, ’17

Get to know our Pullman Scholar Maribell Heredia, '17, a neuroscience major at University of Illinois at Chicago. Why Neuroscience? Maribell… 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
College Life • 06.02.14

Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Marco Leyva, ’15

Meet Pullman Scholar Marco Leyva, an economics major at Dominican University, '15. Three words Marco feels best to describe his… Read More
College Life • 05.15.14

How to Land an Informational Interview

Informational interviews are conversations with experienced professionals about their jobs, professional development, and career advice. They give you the opportunity… Read More
College Life • 04.29.14

Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Asia Muhammad, ’16

Get to know Pullman Scholar Asia Muhammad,'16, a psychology major at Saint Leo University. Three words Asia feels best to… Read More
College Life • 04.14.14

How to Build a Stellar LinkedIn Profile

Before we get to the how, let’s talk about the why. Why do you need a LinkedIn profile? For starters,… Read More
College Life • 03.26.14

Professional Bio-Writing 101

How to Write a Professional Bio as a College Student. A well-written bio is a great tool to have in your… Read More
College Life • 03.21.14

Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

The 30-60 Second Conversation that Could Change Your Life. What is one of the most important things you can do… Read More
College Life • 01.23.14

16 Great Smartphone Apps for College Students

By Zach Loubert, Intern. As a modern college student, you’re always on the run. Between balancing classes, extracurricular activities, and… Read More
College Life • 01.15.14

Never Fear, FAFSA Infographics Are Here

For many high school seniors and college students, ushering in the New Year isn’t only about the party hats, sparklers,… Read More
College Life • 11.25.13

Student Loans: Repayment is Right Around the Corner

By Julia Lane, Intern. It’s that time of year again. The air is crisp, couples dressed in J.Crew knits walk… Read More
College Life • 10.30.13

Health Insurance While In College

By Julia Lane, Intern. It wasn't too long ago that a classmate of mine was out biking around Uptown on a… 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 • 08.03.13

2013 Freshmen Scholar Reception

At the annual Freshmen Scholar Reception on August 3rd, the Foundation welcomed 40 new students to the Pullman Scholar Community.… 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
College Life • 12.21.12

Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Diamond Greer, ’14

While studying Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, Diamond has had many opportunities to develop her interests. Whether she… 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
Scholar News • 06.22.12

Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Claire Everett, ’14

The perfect major for a food-lover and talented writer? Agricultural Communications. Pullman Scholar Claire Everett found a way to combine… Read More
Events • 06.13.12

2012 Pullman Scholar Alumni Networking Night

On June 13, 2012,  the Foundation hosted the inaugural Pullman Scholar Alumni Networking Night event at the Mid-America Club in… Read More