Scholarship award with a preference to military/veteran students or to those with a demonstrated background or interest in athletic endeavors.
Amount: $2,500 (to be awarded for the Fall 2019 semester)
Eligibility: Must be 2nd semester 1L, 2L, or 1st semester 3L on first day of class Fall 2019.
Description: The Christian Winicki Memorial Scholarship was created in loving memory of Christian Winicki ‘06 to support Florida Coastal law students with preference to military/veteran students or to those with a demonstrated background or interest in athletic endeavors.
During his time at Florida Coastal, Christian was the SBA treasurer and a member of the Mock Trial team. Following his graduation, Christian went on to practice law as an Assistant State Attorney and then owned his own law firm. In 2009, Christian was direct commissioned as an Officer in the United States Navy Reserves. He was the first legacy graduate of the school as his mother, Debbie Winicki, graduated with the inaugural class of 1999.
Even greater than his professional accomplishments, however, were his personal achievements. Christian met his wife, Chelsea (Chelsea Russell Winicki ’06), on their first day of orientation at Florida Coastal. They dated throughout law school and were married in 2008. Together, they have two beautiful children, Kiely and Christian Jack “CJ”.
In October 2015, Christian passed away after a 2.5 year battle with a rare and aggressive cancer. Christian is best remembered by those who knew him as being full of life and having an incredible sense of adventure. He was a friend to everyone and always had a kind word to offer.
Submission Instructions: Applicants must submit the online application form by COB April 17, 2019.
Application Evaluations: The Coastal Law Foundation’s Faculty/Staff Scholarship Committee will evaluate each scholarship application and select the top candidates, in its sole discretion, bound only by the purposes of the scholarship and scholarship criteria. The applications of the top candidates will then be forwarded to Chelsea Winicki (’06) who will make a final decision on the recipient, in her sole discretion. To facilitate the decision making process, the Scholarship Committee may, in its discretion, require a personal interview with any or all scholarship applicants.
Questions: If you have any questions regarding the scholarship or its administration, please email the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions will be referred to the Scholarship Committee for a response. To ensure fairness to all applicants, a copy of your question (without identifying you as the source), together with the Scholarship Committee's written response, may be disseminated to all scholarship applicants.
Thank you for your interest in the Christian Winicki ’06 Memorial Scholarship. We look forward to receiving your application.