Chemistry Scholarships


Jerrold H. Zar Endowed Scholarship in Science Education

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.

Rosalie Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Fund

This endowed scholarship fund has been established to honor the life and memory of Rosalie Dean Reynolds, the first woman granted tenure in the Department and a member of its faculty from 1961 to 1981. It has been established in honor of her long service to the university and to the department, and in recognition of her devotion to the profession of teaching. 

The Rosalie Reynolds Memorial Teaching Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student in a chemistry teacher certification program.  The recipient will be selected by committee.  There is no application.

Van Acker-Duminy-Kovarik Scholarship Fund

Isabelle Duminy-Kovarik graduated from NIU with a bachelor of science in chemistry in 1980 and a master of science in education degree in secondary education in 1987. This endowed scholarship fund has been established in memory of her parents, who instilled in her a great regard and high value for education.

This Scholarship is awarded to an incoming undergraduate student.  Preference will be given to females planning to pursue inorganic chemistry and/or teaching.  The scholarship is selected by committee.  There is no application.

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Paul Fix, Asst. Director
Secondary Science Educator Licensure
326 Faraday
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 753-6819