Gannon University Economics Professor Establishes Scholarship to Benefit St. Francis Prep Students
Posted: March 21, 2016
Professor Charles A. Bennett, who has been part of Gannon
University's Dahlkemper School of Business for over 40 years, has
continued his legacy with the establishment of the Professor
Charles A. Bennett Endowed Scholarship to benefit graduates of
Saint Francis Prep, his alma mater, in Fresh Meadows, N.Y. Both
Bennett and his father graduated from the school, developing a
Bennett said, "I wanted to recognize the Franciscan values of
the whole person--spiritual, intellectual, social, cultural and
physical--that I received at St. Francis Prep by providing this
scholarship at Gannon for deserving students."
Bennett earned his undergraduate degree in economics from St.
Francis College in Brooklyn and his master's from Fordham
University. While at Gannon he chaired the economics and finance
departments winning many teaching awards and receiving the Leavey
Award for Excellence in Economic Education from the Freedoms
Foundation. Bennett retired in August 2014.
The Professor Charles A. Bennett Endowed Scholarship 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.
More than 94 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, director of philanthropy at Gannon University, at (814)