NINA SCHOLAR PROFILES
Josh Graham graduated summa cum laude from the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI in 2016 with a double major in finance and international studies and minor in economics. He now works commercial real estate with Cushman Wakefield, one of the top three commercial real estate service firms in the world. He learned about the Nina Scholars program during his first semester at Ivy Tech, applied in the spring of 2012 and received acceptance into the program for the fall semester. “Being a Nina Scholar directly contributed to my ability to concentrate on my studies and maintain a 4.0 GPA. I only had to work weekends.
Since it relieved me from the stress of finances, I could focus on my son and schoolwork.” Josh stressed that the impact of his scholarship will be felt for generations. “It assures that my son will be successful. I set examples on how to reach high goals and we followed them together.” Nina Mason Pulliam’s philanthropic spirit and generosity “really helped plant the seed for giving back through community service,” Josh says. “The Nina Scholars mindset of philanthropic giving is engrained in our lives now. You perform projects to help others and you take the lead in those projects. That culture resonates, it’s an invaluable gift.”