Scholarship Established in Memory of Gannon Student
Posted: June 9, 2015
A newly established scholarship at Gannon University will
benefit Nursing students with financial need and honor the memory
of Abbie Brynda. The Gannon Nursing student and Sigma Sigma Sigma
Sorority member died unexpectedly in February 2014.
Dr. Keith Taylor, Gannon President, states, "Our hearts were
heavy when Abbie passed away last year, but the tragedy allowed for
the true spirit of Gannon to shine. The campus community rallied
together to support one another through a time of mourning. The
scholarship started by Abbie's sorority will help generations of
Gannon Nursing students and will forever honor Abbie's legacy."
Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority members, students, alumni, employees,
family, and friends of Abbie are working together to raise funds
for the gift that will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Gannon
Delaney Williams-Ryan, current Gannon student and Chair of the
Abbie Brynda Scholarship states, "we are busy raising money to make
this scholarship happen in Abbie's memory because she was so
important to all of us. It is personal to our sorority and many
others in the Gannon Community."
To make a gift to the scholarship, click here or mail a check,
made payable to Gannon University/Abbie Brynda Scholarship, to:
Gannon University, 109 University Square Erie, PA 16541
The Abrielle Brynda Memorial Endowed "Power" Scholarship in
Nursing is among the 234 endowed scholarships at Gannon providing
$914,000 in scholarship 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 2014-15 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 please contact Tony
Fulgenzio, executive director of philanthropy and communications at
Gannon University, at (814) 871-7786.