Mr. Robert L. Bockholdt graduated in 1962 from North Central College with a B.A. in speech. He spent much of his time in speech forensics and was guided by former faculty member, Dr. Glen Reddick, and acquainted himself with all aspects of speech related activities.
Bob Bockholdt spent less time in theatre programs as he had to commute from Lockport, Illinois, where he cared for an ailing parent. Bob was a good student and an outgoing young man who worked very hard to balance the tasks of the student and those of a responsible adult to his infirm parent. His bequest to North Central College is a lasting example of his desire to help others by assisting further generations of students pursue their academic goals.
The purpose of the Bockholdt Scholarship is to assist students who are interested in the area of Communication Arts, with consideration will be given to students majoring or intending to major in the discipline or disciplines including Broadcasting and Forensics. Students awarded the scholarship will be expected to regularly participate in either Forensics and/or radio activities during the academic year and maintain a G.P.A. of 2.8.