Long-time Erie Priest Honored in Memorial Scholarship to Benefit Seminarians at Gannon University

Posted: May 10, 2016

Rev. Norbert G. Wolf spent his entire career as a priest and educator in the Erie Diocese. A Memorial Endowed "Power" Scholarship will honor his legacy while helping seminarians enrolled at Gannon University.

Father Wolf was ordained in 1947 and while at Gannon served not only as a professor of history and classical languages but also dean of men, vice president of business affairs and a university trustee.

A relative of Wolf's, who wishes to remain anonymous, said, "The scholarship is a memorial to the many years of work Father Wolf did at Gannon. Our hope is that it will be helpful to seminarians that have dedicated themselves to ministry and service. Education obviously was important to Father."

The Father Norbert Wolf Memorial Endowed "Power" Scholarship will benefit those students enrolled at Gannon who are studying for the seminary and will be matched dollar-for-dollar under the provisions of the "Power" Scholarship Challenge.

The Father Norbert Wolf Memorial Endowed "Power" Scholarship is among 237 scholarships at Gannon endowed by alumni, parents, friends, corporations and foundations. Last year, Gannon University awarded $914,000 in endowed scholarships to more than 413 deserving students from a diversity of locations, backgrounds and financial circumstances. Just over 93 percent of undergraduate students at Gannon receive some type of financial aid.

Endowed gifts to Gannon can also help fund academic programs, faculty professional development, student and faculty research, speaker series, study-abroad, mission trips, academic departments and the library.

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