The George Pullen scholarship offered by the Rome Area Heritage Foundation can currently be applied for through a Google Form located here. Responses can be submitted electronically through that form, or printed out and mailed to RAHF (Attn: Scholarship Committee), P.O. Box 1265, Rome, Ga 30162-1265.

Scholarship Information: Dr. George Pullen, steadfast member of and frequent wine-tender for the Rome Area Heritage Foundation, dedicated his life to the betterment of Rome.

He accomplished this mission in multiple ways: as a Professor of History and as Chair of the Social Science Division at Georgia Highlands College; as Rome City Commissioner for 23 years; as downtown business owner; as champion for international Rome residents; and as a supporter of Rome’s downtown, its history, and its heritage.

At the center of Dr. Pullen’s passion for Rome was his knowledge of and respect for history—and his understanding of how it connects so significantly to the future. That is one reason for his dedication to the RAHF, and that is one reason that the RAHF decided to honor him in this way.

To honor the work and life of Dr. Pullen, RAHF has created the Dr. George Pullen Scholarship to be awarded annually to a history major at Georgia Highlands College. The award will honor Dr. Pullen’s legacy at the college, and encourage a student to pursue her or his own passion for history.

Purpose: The Rome Area Heritage Foundation (RAHF) grant program was established to provide funds to organizations that work to help identify and preserve historic sites and artifacts in the Rome-Floyd County area. To honor the memory of Dr. George Pullen, the scholarship is made available to a student at a local college or university studying history. Once a recipient is chosen, s/he will complete a short research project about local history. The project will be presented and donated to RAHF.

Timeline of Submissions:Requests may be submitted at any time during the year; consideration may be postponed until such time as grant funds are available. Given funds availability, the Committee will review requests for grants no less often than quarterly.

Size of Scholarship: This is a $500 scholarship to be paid upon completion of the proposed research project. The actual amount of funds to be awarded will be determined solely by the Grants Committee.

Process of Submission: The scholarship applicant shall complete the attached “Dr. George Pullen Scholarship Grant Application” and submit as specified.

Review of Request: To ensure fair and adequate review of all submissions, the following guidelines will be adhered to by the Grant Program Committee:

Timeline of Reviews: Given funds availability, the Committee will review requests for grants no less often than quarterly. Advance notice of no less than 2 weeks will be given before any review is performed, in an effort to ensure all proposed grants have been received and adequate consideration can be given to all competing priorities.

Recommendation of Committee: The Committee will review all requests and will have the authority to approve/deny.

Approval/Rejection: The President or his/her designee shall notify all requesters of whether their submission was approved, denied, or tabled for later consideration. If a project is not approved on the first submission, but shows an ongoing need, it may be resubmitted for the next budget year.

The George Pullen scholarship offered by the Rome Area Heritage Foundation can currently be applied for through a Google Form located here. Responses can be submitted electronically through that form, or printed out and mailed to RAHF (Attn: Scholarship Committee), P.O. Box 1265, Rome, Ga 30162-1265.