NIU Business Scholarships


John H. Chiricotti

John Chiricotti received his B.S. in Accountancy from Northern in 1969 and passed the Illinois CPA Examination in 1970. He received his MBA from DePaul University in 1980.

John began his career in Chicago with Touche Ross & Co., currently Deloitte Touche, in 1969. From 1975-1980, he worked for Esmark, Inc. In 1980, John with wife, Audrael, and daughters, Jennifer and Jessica, relocated east where he was Vice-President with Oak Industries in upstate New York. In 1984, they moved to the Boston area where he became Chief Financial Officer of Boston Scientific Corporation and subsequently MediSense, Inc. He was very involved in the IPO’s of both companies and the subsequent sale of MediSense, Inc., to Abbott Laboratories in 1996. At the conclusion of the sale of Abbott, John retired and he and his wife moved to Williamsburg, VA.

John and Audrael are very active in numerous organizations such as Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, and Catholic Charities. His hobbies are golf and traveling.


Scholarship Criteria

The preferred candidate will be:

  • A freshman or sophomore
  • Full-time business student
  • In good academic standing
  • A student who has demonstrated financial need