Remembering Father Panuska: The Papa Bear Fund

“If only every qualified and needy student could receive a scholarship!” - Fr. Panuska

Fr. Panuska’s greatest priority was making a University of Scranton education possible to everyone, regardless of financial ability.

To honor his commitment to affordability and opportunity, the University has established The Papa Bear Fund, which will provide current-use financial aid for students in need.To make your contribution online, visit and select “The Papa Bear Fund” in the drop-down menu. You may also use the Royal Fund envelope at the center of this issue of The Scranton Journal to make your contribution by mail. Please be sure to include the name of the fund. 

"As a proud member of the Class of 1986, we were Al's first freshman class. He always said we were freshmen 'together' and he meant it. I have many very personal stories of my contacts with him and the impact he made on my life that I will hold with me forever."  - Jim Slattery '86, member of the Board of Trustees 

Read the article about Father Panuska's legacy here


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