Giving to the Department

Thank you for your interest in giving to the NIU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. If this is your first time sharing a gift, please know that your contribution makes a difference in the lives of our students, to our academic programs, and to our department.

If you are deciding to give again, please know how much we appreciate your continuing support! Because of your generosity, we are able to offer student scholarships, support student travel to national meetings, and maintain the facilities and equipment necessary to offer a top‐notch chemistry program.

Online giving

Go to If you wish to give to a specific scholarship fund, type the scholarship name from the list below in the special instruction box on the online form.

  • Jon Carnahan Memorial Scholarship in Analytical Chemistry
    • Undergraduate Scholarship — in honor and memory of a long time department faculty member
  • Chemistry Alumni Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
    • Undergraduate Scholarship — concluding year of study
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
  • John D. Graham Endowed Scholarship Fund
    • Graduate Scholarship — in honor and memory of a long time department faculty member
  • Kevin Cull Memorial Fund
    • Graduate Scholarship — in the honor and memory of an outstanding teaching assistant
  • NIU Chemistry Club Edwin Hyland Memorial Fund
    • Undergraduate Scholarship — in memory of glassblower Edwin Hyland
  • Rosalie Reynolds Memorial Scholarship in Chemistry
    • Graduate Scholarship — in memory of the first woman granted tenure in the Department
  • Van Acker–Duminy–Kovarik Scholarship Fund
    • For undergraduate and graduate students pursuing teaching or inorganic chemistry