Erie Priest Establishes Scholarship to Benefit Pre-Med Students at Gannon University
Posted: June 16, 2014
The Very Rev. Joseph Gregorek, a long-time member of the biology
faculty at Gannon University, has made an additional gift to the
scholarship he established in 1995 to benefit students enrolled in
the University's pre-medical program. Fr. Gregorek's latest gift
will be matched by Gannon under the provisions of the Tom Power
"Power" Scholarship Challenge.
Fr. Gregorek earned a B.A cum laude in philosophy from St.
Bonaventure University, a B.S. in biology from Catholic University
of America and a Ph.D. in anatomy from the Medical College of
Virginia. He has dedicated his life to education and has been a
long-time member of the biology faculty at Gannon.
In October of 2011, Fr. Gregorek was inducted into Gannon
University's Faculty Hall of Fame and remains a favorite professor
among healthcare professionals across the country. He is credited
with preparing these alumni for the rigors of post-graduate and
medical school studies.
In establishing his scholarship Fr. Gregorek said, "In all my
years of teaching at Gannon, I witnessed the great transformation
and success of those I was fortunate to teach. I simply wanted more
individuals to be able to benefit and achieve these
The Reverend Joseph Gregorek Endowed "Power" Scholarship is
among the almost 200 scholarships at Gannon endowed by
corporations, foundations, families and individuals. Last year,
Gannon University awarded nearly $914,000 in scholarships to more
than 400 deserving students from a diversity of locations,
backgrounds and financial circumstances.
More than 90 percent of undergraduate students received some
type of Gannon grant or scholarship. Endowed gifts to Gannon can
also help fund faculty positions, professorships, chairmanships,
faculty excellence and study abroad programs at the University.