Scholarship Purpose: "I tried my best." this statement is how Sol Shulman wanted to be remembered. As a survivor of the Holocaust, when Dr. Shulman emigrated to the United States a world of possibilities were offered to him. He remained grateful for these opportunities and has funded the Sol Shulman Endowed Scholarship Fund because of this debt of gratitude. A longtime professor and chair of the Chemistry department, and a true longtime friend to Illinois State University, Dr. Sol Shulman offered his guidance, support and direction to countless ISU students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Dr. Shulman certainly "tried his best" and delivered upon his pledge to compensate the United States for his freedom.