NIU Business Scholarships


Lois V. Hobart

Lois V. Hobart earned an undergraduate degree in business education from Illinois State University. She received her M.S. Business Education in 1965 from NIU, College of Business. Born in Leaf River, Illinois, Lois taught high school typing and shorthand for 18 years in Byron, Illinoi schools before retiring in 1977. Her husband farmed near Leaf River. Lois died in Freeport, Illinois on February 8, 2013 at the age of 94. Her legal guardian described her as a very sweet and loving person who loved to golf and travel with her husband, Donald. The couple went to Arizona every winter.

Scholarship Criteria

The preferred candidate is:

  • A full-time business student
  • In good academic standing