Gannon University Scholarship Benefits Warren County Students

DeFrees Endowed ScholarshipPosted: April 6, 2015

Gannon University President Keith Taylor, Ph.D., visited St. Joseph School in Warren where he recognized the DeFrees Family Memorial Fund's DeFrees Endowed Scholarship for students attending Gannon, with preference to students from Warren County. The DeFrees Family Memorial Fund, administered by the Community Foundation of Warren County, also provides support to St. Joseph School students in need of tuition assistance.

The DeFrees Endowed Scholarship is among the 234 endowed scholarships at Gannon providing $914,000 in support annually to 413 deserving students from diverse locations, backgrounds and financial circumstances. Ninety-five percent of students at Gannon University received financial aid in the 2013-14 academic year. Endowed gifts to Gannon can also help fund faculty professional development, student and faculty research, speaker series, study-abroad programs, mission trips, academic departments, athletics or the library.

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.

For more information on the scholarship, contact Tony Fulgenzio, director of philanthropy at Gannon University, at 814-871-7786.