David R. Layman Scholarship Fund
Established in 1997 by David R. Layman. This award is designed to support
outstanding students in the Biology Teacher Certification Program.
Charles E. Montgomery Award
Established to honor the memory of Dr. Charles Montgomery, who came to Northern
Illinois State Normal School in 1917 and served as head of the Biology
Department from 1921 until his retirement in 1952. This award is presented to
Biology majors in the teacher certification program who demonstrate excellence
in scholarship and who possess qualities that suggest that they will become
Jerrold H. Zar Endowed Scholarship in Science
Established by Dr. Zar to provide scholarship support for a full-time student
admitted to an initial teacher certification program in biological or physical
science at NIU.