Erie Priest Establishes Scholarship to Benefit Pre-Med Students at Gannon University

Fr. GregorekPosted: 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 possibilities.

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.