David & Diane Graf Rockford Endowed Scholarship
Through the generosity of the alumni of the College of Business and David & Diane Graf, the business leaders of tomorrow are getting a financial boost to assure their educational success.
Under the NIU Rockford Club's direction, scholarships have been awarded since 2005 to both incoming freshman and transfer students who are residents of the greater Rockford area (Boone, Winnebago, Ogle, and Stephenson counties). view all recipients...
2014 Award Recipients
Bridget excels professionally as a cashier and waitress, in addition to a care giver for children. She believes holding a job helps to learn responsibility and dedication.
While attending NIU, Bridget plans to major in accounting – a subject she finds enjoyable with her strong interest and skillset in mathematics. She would like to one day own her own private practice. Bridget is energized to take what she learns at NIU and use it to make an impact and improvement in the professional world.
Outside of school, Grace was employed at First National Bank & Trust Company.
Grace describes herself as “a leader with the responsibility to do what is right, even when it is not the ‘cool’ thing to do.” She believes leadership is an act of character in which we are brought up with, and she tries to display leadership qualities in everything she does. While attending NIU, Grace plans to study accounting and work hard – striving to make changes in the world around her along with reaching her full potential.