EC’s Elisabeth Grober wins Peoria Academy of Science scholarship

Apr 07 2014

Eureka College junior Elisabeth Grober of Peoria is the recipient of the Peoria Academy of Science Memorial Scholarship. Grober is scheduled to receive the award at the academy’s annual banquet April 10.

Grober, a biology major, is a daughter of John and Lisa Grober of Brisbane, Australia.

The Peoria Academy of Science Memorial Scholarship Fund annually awards a $1,000 scholarship to a student from the Tri-County area who is a member of one of the academy sections or is a physical science major at Eureka College, Bradley University or Illinois Central College. The award is based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, membership in the academy and character.

Eureka College students have received the award five times in the last six years, according to Eureka College biology professor Paul Small.

The fund was established in 1964 by Ervin and Martha Jackson as a memorial to their son, Donald Jackson, an astronomy major at the University of Illinois, who died in an automobile accident that year, and 43 other academy members who have died, according to scholarship fund secretary Richard Barthel.