Scholarships awarded


Special to Atmore News

Five outstanding students recently received $5,000 scholarships from the Gulf Wind Cares Foundation. Two of the five are Escambia County residents.
Kenna Alverson of Atmore recently graduated from Flomaton High School while also attending Coastal Alabama Community College. Opting to pursue higher education at the University of Alabama and major in chemistry, Kenna is on track to becoming a pediatric radiologist providing care for children.
Edward Bridges, a native of Brewton, graduated from T.R. Miller High School and attends Coastal Alabama Community College. Motivated by a personal experience from a back injury, Edward’s decision to pursue biomedical engineering at Auburn University reflects his vision to innovate prosthetic technology and bring these advancements back to his hometown.
Other scholarship recipients include Garrett Hogan, Crawfordville, Florida; William Kroger, Pensacola; and John Pinette, Central Florida.
Gulf Winds received 66 applications for the scholarship program, designed to support students pursuing higher education. Eligible applicants are members of Gulf Winds Credit Union or are the children or grandchildren of members. Applications are reviewed by a committee consisting of Credit Union employees who evaluate each applicant’s academic achievements, community involvement, personal essay, letters of recommendation, and financial need.