Meet Michael Ramsey, WIND’s 2019 Endowment Fund Scholarship Recipient

It’s not easy to maintain a 4.0 in college, but doing so as a double major in both Risk Management and Actuarial Science is even more impressive.

For Michael Ramsey, a sophomore at Florida State University, it all seems effortless.

He’s pursuing double degrees in the most rigorous majors in FSU’s College of Business with the goal to learn how technology will help consumers in the insurance industry. 

These impressive credentials will no doubt earn Michael a successful career, but for now, it’s also earned him a $5,000 scholarship to further pursue his studies at FSU.

“We’re honored to have such an impressive student as Michael Ramsey as our 2019 WIND Endowment Scholarship Fund recipient,” says WIND President Michael Ruskin.”

“We’re also proud we’ve helped many more deserving students through our FSU scholarship fund which will be entering its 10th year in 2019,” says Ruskin.

Michael Ramsey is equally proud.

“Thank you so much to WIND for the scholarship. I’m so grateful for it as it will help fund my studies and help me take advantage of all the opportunities the Risk Management Program at FSU has to offer,” he says.

According to Dr. Cassandra Cole, the department chair of FSU’s Risk Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate, and Legal Studies at FSU’s College of Business, Michael is deserving in many ways.

“Michael was selected for the scholarship award because he’s a 4.0 GPA student double majoring in RMI and Actuarial Science, and he’s actively engaged in the RMI Program and the industry,” she says.

 He serves in leadership roles as the Actuarial Liaison for Gamma Iota Sigma, attended the 2018 CPCU Annual Meetings as part of the CPCU’s Student Engagement Program, and regularly participates in program events.

Financial need was also another factor for his selection.

 “The Windstorm Insurance Network Scholarship is one of the largest scholarships awards to our students,’ says Cole. “We have a significant number of students on Bright Futures, but this only covers the cost of tuition. Housing, books/supplies, and other costs can total more than $10,000 a year. This award will help Michael cover a significant percentage of the cost and potentially reduces the number of student loans he’ll need, which can positively impact his financial future.”

Since 2009, WIND has contributed more than $75,000 in scholarship money to qualified students. Earlier this year, WIND funded a $130,000 legacy endowment to create an annual scholarship for deserving students. The Windstorm Insurance Network (WIND) Endowment Fund will contribute $5,000 annually to qualified FSU Department of Risk Management students.

We look forward to meeting Michael Ramsey and hope you will too. Both Michael and Dr. Cassandra Cole will be attending WIND 2019 and will be introduced to our attendees at the opening general session.

Learn more about the WIND EndowmentScholarship Fund