Clarke University is pleased to announce that Rachel Crawford has earned a prestigious McElroy Trust graduate fellowship. Crawford is from Cedar Rapids, IA, and is a senior at Clarke University. She will graduate from Clarke this May with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. She is also a member of the Clarke soccer team.
Crawford is the eighth Clarke student to be awarded a fellowship since the program was established in 1983 to encourage persons of accomplishment, intelligence, integrity, and leadership ability to pursue challenging academic careers. She and Eryn Perry of Wartburg College will each receive a stipend of up to $36,000 paid over three years to pursue their Ph.D. work. Crawford and Perry were selected from a field of finalists from colleges and universities in Northeast Iowa.
Crawford will pursue a Ph.D. in Human Toxicology from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA.
The McElroy Fellowships were established to support students seeking higher education. The Trust benefactor, R. J. McElroy was a pioneer broadcaster who started the Black Hawk Broadcasting Company in 1947. He died in 1965.