The Gunn / Meyerhoff Scholarship, awarded by the Savannah Area Gator Club®, is given in honor of Savannahians "Shorty" and Bob Gunn, and Eric Meyerhoff, enthusiastic University of Florida alumni and supporters. The late Bob Gunn was a partner in the Savannah architectural firm of Gunn and Meyerhoff, and an original member of the current club's Board of Directors in 1992. An avid Gator, he was known for his extensive "museum" of Gator memorabilia, and was instrumental in getting the current incarnation of our club started.
Eric Meyerhoff, Bob's longtime friend and partner, is also a longtime Gator. Eric and Bob met in architectural school at UF in the 1950's, founded their architectural firm in Savannah after graduating from UF, and together founded the original incarnation of the Savannah Gator Club® in the early 1960's. Eric has been an active member of the current version of our club, which was restarted in 1992.
Bob's children, Rett and Robin Gunn, after approval by the Club Board of Directors, graciously renamed the scholarship the Gunn / Meyerhoff Scholarship at the 2004 Annual Banquet.
We are proud to have awarded SIXTEEN Scholarships totaling $19,000 since November, 1995
Our recipients to date:
- Beth Ewaldsen, Savannah Christian Preparatory School, November, 1995
- Raanon Gal, Herschel V. Jenkins Sr. High School, November, 1995
- Joseph Young, Alfred E. Beach Sr. High School, August, 1996
- Corey J. Smith, Herschel V. Jenkins Sr. High School, May, 1997
- Beth Ewaldsen, Senior, University of Florida, enrolled student, February, 1998
- Bree Nichole Gartside, Richmond Hill (GA) Sr. High School, May, 1998
- Kristin Marie White, Herschel V. Jenkins Sr. High School, May, 1999
- Raanon Gal, Senior, University of Florida, enrolled student, May, 1999
- Chrissie Wiederhold, St. Vincent's Academy, July 2000
- Nicole Mullins, South Effingham High School, July 2001
- Cassie Locko, Herschel V. Jenkins Sr. High School, June 2002
- Anna Costrini, The Savannah Country Day School, June 2005
- Antonette Scott, Herschel V. Jenkins Sr. High School, July 2006
- Gregory Aumann, Islands High School, July 2014
- Shannon Ireland, St. Vincent's Academy, July 2016
- Lindsey Aumann, Islands High School, July 2017