Pat and Aimee Burke appreciate the importance of education and have established this scholarship to help hardworking students who need assistance financing their education. Pat is a graduate of the NIUCOB where he received his bachelor’s degree in accountancy. He received his MBA from Northwestern University. Aimee is a graduate of the University of Illinois where she received her degree in Speech Communication. She also received her law degree from Northwestern University. Pat has spent most of his career with HSBC Finance (where he no serves as CEO) and its predecessor company, Household International.