The George M. Pullman Educational Foundation Scholarship is a merit-based, need-based scholarship of up to $40,000 over four years, depending on the student's financial need. Scholars who remain in good standing are invited to renew their scholarship during their four years of full-time undergraduate study. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior and Cook County, Illinois resident who will be enrolling as a full-time student, for the first time, to receive a bachelor's degree. Applicants must demonstrate strong financial need and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
As applicants proceed through the stages, they will receive other deadlines for submitting transcripts, the interview process, submitting the FAFSA Student Aid Report, and submitting college acceptance letters and financial aid award forms. In addition to completing the application, applicants must also submit two recommendation forms submitted by individuals who can speak to their strengths, achievements, growth, etc. (e.g. a teacher, mentor, guidance counselor, employer, boss, etc.). Applications run from November until the due date. Semi-finalists are notified at the end of February and finalists are notified in mid-April.