Dr. Eugene Hellmich
This scholarship was established through an estate gift from Dr. Eugene Hellmich in 1997. Dr. Hellmich, who passed away in 1995, had a long and distinguished career as a mathematics professor and department head at NIU. He intended for the fund to provide assistance for graduate study for graduating seniors at Northern who demonstrate ability, excellent character, and the commitment to teach mathematics at the secondary level. The first Eugene Hellmich Math Prize Scholarship was awarded in 1998.