Antinette "Toni" Keller
This scholarship was created in memory of Toni Keller. Toni was an all-American girl with a zest for life and humanity. She was a 2010 graduate of Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Illinois, and a freshman art major at Northern Illinois University at the time of her tragic death. Toni loved skating, swimming, hiking and all things outdoors. She helped build a Habitat for Humanity home and embraced her talents through playing the viola, crafting beautiful watercolor paintings, and displaying her pottery creations during her high school art shows. Toni is remembered for her carefree spirit; her bright, cheerful attitude; her love of sunflowers; her big, beautiful smile; and for making others happy. Though only at NIU for six weeks before her death, she thoroughly enjoyed her first semester of college life and adored what she was doing.