Alumni Association Endowed Legacy "Power" Scholarship

We are proud to provide scholarship support for children of alumni to attend Gannon. The National Alumni Board established the Gannon University Alumni Association Endowed Legacy “Power” Scholarship. Funding comes from two sources – individual alumni gifts and from contribution from the Alumni Benefit program partners (Liberty Mutual, Loesel-Schaaf, Travel Program, Howard Hanna, and B. F. Fields). Under the “Power” Scholarship Challenge, all gifts raised will be matched dollar for dollar.  Thank you, Mr. Tom Power ’63, for your generous challenge. 

To learn more about this special scholarship or to make a gift, contact Cathy Fresch at 814-871-5842 or or Nancy Bird at And, remember to utilize the special alumni benefit programs which support the Legacy Scholarship.


Student Scholarship Need

  • 40%   are first-generation
  • 19%   live in single-parent households
  • 12%   are minority
  • 31%   qualify for a Federal Pell Grant
  • 98%   receive financial aid (scholarships and/or loans)
  • 74%   graduate with a federal loan debt of $29,342

Endowed Legacy Scholarship Guidelines

  • Financial Aid Office selects scholars in the spring
  • Award is 4% of endowed fund annually
  • Award for four years pending continued academic eligibility and in good standing

Endowed Legacy Scholarship Goals

  • Provide scholarship support for the children of Gannon University/Villa Maria College alumni
  • Support students with financial need
  • Respond to requests made by alumni
  • Continue quality education for alumni legacies