Educational Foundation

Press Release 

From Du Quoin CUSD #300 Educational Foundation

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

2023 Pullis Family Scholarship now available through

 the District #300 Educational Foundation Scholarship Program

The District #300 Educational Foundation has announced it is now accepting applications for the 2023 Pullis Family Scholarship (formerly known as the Rosemary Pullis Scholarship). Dr. Michael Pullis, son of Rosemary and George Pullis, re-named this scholarship seven years ago in memory of the contributions his parent’s made to students throughout their careers in education.  

The Pullis Family Scholarship is available to recent Du Quoin High School graduates who have completed at least their first or second year of college, will be enrolling as a sophomore or junior, and are majoring in one of the following areas: Education, Counseling, Social Work, Nursing, Pre Med, or other profession that seeks to help others.  Academic record, future promise of academic achievement and need are the criteria in consideration in the awarding of this scholarship. 

This scholarship which has been in place since 1985 has provided nearly $40,000 in assistance to past Du Quoin High School graduates.  It will again be a $2,000 award and will be selected by the District #300 Educational Foundation Scholarship Committee.  Applications for the Pullis Family Scholarship are available by contacting Melissa Tilley at the District #300 Central Office, may be submitted in typed or electronic form, and must be received by Monday, July 24, 2023 for consideration.

The District #300 Educational Foundation is honored and thankful to continue our partnership with Dr. Michael Pullis as a way to continue the tradition of this scholarship.  This scholarship has continued to fulfill its original purpose in providing assistance to college-level students as they pursue professions that benefit others.