2019 Scholarship Recipients

We recently awarded $20,000 in scholarships to four area graduates, each presented with $5,000 to further their education at a higher learning institution.

“Gulf Winds understands the importance of continuing your education,” said Chris Rutledge, President & CEO of Gulf Winds. “These students have proven themselves academically and exemplify Gulf Winds commitment to family and community. We are proud to support the next step in their journey.”

Since 2007 Gulf Winds has provided $162,500 in scholarships to 49 first-year continuing education students that are members of the credit union. The Gulf Winds scholarships are named to honor pioneer members of the credit union for their dedicated service to its members. In memory of these important leaders, scholarships are established in the names of Rufus Caton, Louis Lambert, Lola Stephens and Al Evans, Jr.

 

Laney Jernigan

Laney Jernigan

Hometown: Cantonment, FL
High School: Escambia High School
Career Highlights: Parliamentarian for the National Honors Society, Cheer Team Captain, Chemistry Club member
Future College: The University of Alabama
Major: Pre-medical
What People are Saying: “Laney is an intelligent, reliable, dedicated, and personable young woman. She is goal-oriented and consistently strives for excellence in all of her endeavors. I have watched her tackle one challenge after another with poise and determination.”

Alexandra Moulder

Alexandra Moulder

Hometown: Brewton, AL   
High School: W.S. Neal High School
Career Highlights: Majorette Captain, clarinet player in band, FFA Officer
Future College: Troy University
Major: Nursing
What People are Saying: “Alexandra is a model student. She is respectful and responsible, and her work ethic and interpersonal skills set her apart from her peers.”

Jordan Stein

Jordan Stein

Hometown: Gulf Breeze, FL    
High School: Pensacola High School; International Baccalaureate Program
Career Highlights: Co-founder of the Thirty Million Words service project raising $20,000 for early education, counselor at Camp S.K.A.M.P
Future College: Tulane University
Major: Psychology
What People are Saying: “Jordan is a unique young woman who possesses a superb intellect, exceptional versatility and resilience, and a deep conviction to assist others so that they may also find acceptance and success.”

Makenzie Wiggins

Makenzie Wiggins

Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
High School: Leon High School
Career Highlights: Volunteer at Tallahassee Memorial in Pharmacy Dept., recipient of the Leon HS lead guitar award
Future College: Florida State University
Major: Biology
What People are Saying: “Makenzie was the ideal student: prepared for class, willing to discuss, open to class members, and accepting of constructive criticism. Makenzie’s work exemplified attention to detail and conscientious effort.”