Scholarship for Respiratory Care Majors Created in Memory of Gannon Student

Posted: September 12, 2013

Dr. Mark J. and Cindy A. Shulkosky made a gift of $25,000 to create a scholarship at Gannon University honoring their late son, Brian James Shulkosky. The Brian James Shulkosky Memorial Endowed "Power" Scholarship in Respiratory Care will benefit financially deserving students who are respiratory care majors at Gannon who maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

Brian earned an associate's degree in the respiratory care program at Gannon in 2009 and upon his death in 2010 was enrolled in the bachelor's program for the same degree. During his last semester at Gannon he was able to achieve one of his goals of earning all A's.

The Brian James Shulkosky Memorial 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.

Combined with the dozens of scholarships given by the University itself, these awards reached 337 students last year. Approximately 97 percent of students at Gannon University received some sort of scholarship award in the 2012-13 academic year.

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 814-871-7786.