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Miranda Bouldin General Scholarship Fund

2014 ESSAY TOPICS

  • Should unmanned vehicles and robots be used in US Defense operations?
  • Should the DoD use Cloud Computing?
  • What is the largest current threat to US sovereignty?



Established in 2006, by Miranda Bouldin, President and CEO of LogiCore Corporation, the primary mission of the Miranda Bouldin General Scholarship Fund is to provide educational grants to qualifying high school seniors in Madison County, Madison City, Huntsville City, and Lawrence County school systems. These scholarships are for students who make the commitment to attend a four-year Alabama College or University. Since 2006, the fund has granted several scholarships to deserving area high school students.

Qualifying Criteria:
  • Entrant must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Entrant must be a senior at any school system in Madison County, Madison City, Huntsville City, or Lawrence County; an incoming 2014 freshman at any four-year Alabama college or university; junior colleges and/or vocational schools do not qualify.
  • Entrant must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher and scored at least 21 on the ACT or 990 on the SAT.
  • LogiCore employees and their immediate families are eligible.

Essay Criteria:
  • Must include cover sheet with the following information: entrant's name, mailing address, email address, name and address of selected four-year Alabama College or University, parent’s or legal guardian’s name and contact information, and anticipated major.
  • Essay must be no fewer than 500 words and no more than 1,500 words in length. Essay must be typewritten in Arial size 12 point font, and double-spaced.
  • Essay must be original and the sole work of the entrant.
  • Only one entry per student.
  • Entries become the property of LogiCore Corporation and will not be returned.
  • LogiCore employees and their immediate families are eligible.

To apply, please click on the button at the bottom of the page or mail your essay with stapled cover sheet to:

    LogiCore Corporation Corporate Office
    920 Explorer Blvd, Suite B
    Huntsville, AL 35806 USA
    P  256.533.5789
    F  256.533.5785

    PLEASE NOTE: Failure to follow these rules may lead to disqualification.
Judging Criteria:
  • Entries will be judged on expression of ideas, originality and overall content.
  • In the event of a tie, consideration will be given to applicant’s community involvement, awards, honors and achievements.
  • Essay must be postmarked no later than March 21, 2014.
  • Winners will be notified by April 18, 2014.
  • The Miranda Bouldin General Scholarship Fund Awards Gala will be held on May 8, 2014 presenting the winners.
  • Decisions of the judges are final.
Award Criteria:
  • Entrants must be a citizen of the United States.
  • To qualify you must be a senior at any high school in Madison County, Madison City, Huntsville City, or Lawrence County school systems and an incoming 2013 freshman at any four-year Alabama college or university; junior colleges and/or vocational schools do not qualify.
  • Go to www.LogiCorehsv.com and click on the Learn More button under Earn Cash for College. Under Step 2, please fill out the online application.
  • Must provide an official copy of your high school transcript. Transcript must be mailed directly from the school or mailed in an official school sealed envelope.
  • Provide three (3) letters of recommendation. Letters must be from teachers, guidance counselors or principal of the entrant’s high school on their organization’s letterhead.
  • Entrant must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, or scored at least 21 on the ACT or 990 on the SAT.
  • Scholarship payment will be sent directly to the Alabama College or University where the student is enrolled.

Entrants may request acknowledgement of receipt by paper clipping a stamped, self-addressed postcard to your essay. For online submissions, you will receive an email acknowledgement. If you do not receive one within 24 hours, please contact us by clicking here.

Comments or questions regarding the essay contest are welcome.


By submitting this form, the applicant indicates that all information contained herein is complete and accurate. In the event that any information submitted has changed (career change, school change, or additional scholarships are received), the applicant has the responsibility to immediately notify LogiCore Corporation. Any information proven to be untrue/incomplete or any failure to notify LogiCore Corporation of any changes, as defined herein, will result in forfeiture of this application for consideration.

Winning applicants may be required to make public appearances and/or photographed for media purposes. This information may be distributed as a Press Release by the committee to help promote, raise funds or to make aware the availability of this scholarship.


ATTENTION: Once your essay is submitted, you MUST mail us your transcripts and three letters of recommendation BEFORE the postmark deadline.
2013 MIRANDA BOULDIN GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!


"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." – Nelson Mandela

HUNTSVILLE, AL – Each year, the Miranda Bouldin General Scholarship Fund sponsors an essay contest. Winners were awarded a $1500 scholarship and laptop. This year’s winners were: Ashley Taylor Boyett, David Paul Gilmore, Mikayla Ariel Haywood, Patria Trenaé Juzang, Hayley Marie Meagher and Holly Michelle Morgan. LogiCore congratulates each of these students and applauds them for pursuing academic excellence.

Meet our 2013 Miranda Bouldin General Scholarship Fund Essay Contest Winners:

Ms. Ashley Taylor Boyett

Ms. Ashley Taylor Boyett
is a graduate of Buckhorn High School in New Market, AL and chose; The Security of U.S. Citizens versus the Welfare of U.S. Citizens as her essay topic. During her time at Buckhorn, Ashley was a member of Buckhorn’s Color Guard for four years, and during her last two years, was a member of the National Honor Society, and Buckhorn’s Student Ambassadors. Outside of school, she was involved in Relay for Life, and has taken piano for six years. Ashley was an A-Honor Roll student throughout high school, and graduated with a 4.29 GPA taking AP classes. She plans to attend Auburn University, Auburn, AL where she anticipates majoring in Marketing.

Mr. David Paul Gilmore

Mr. David Paul Gilmore
is a graduate of Sparkman High School in Harvest, AL. David chose Espionage against America and the Impact on American Defense as his essay topic. During his time at Sparkman, David was a member of Sparkman’s award winning band, National Honor Society, Scholar’s Bowl and SGA. Outside of school, he achieved a rank of Eagle Scout and was active in the youth group at his church. David managed all of these activities and maintained a 4.24 GPA in AP course work. He plans to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham and major in Biomedical Engineering.

Ms. Mikayla Ariel Haywood

Ms. Mikayla Ariel Haywood
is a graduate of Sparkman High School, Harvest, AL and chose; Stabilizing the U.S. Economy while protecting U.S. Citizens/Interests as her essay topic. During her time at Sparkman, Mikayla was a member of the Sparkman Cheerleading Squad, and was selected to the National Society of High School Scholars for two consecutive years. She was selected by Crestwood Medical Center to participate in the organization’s Junior Achievement Workplace Internship. Outside of school, she devotes much of her time to her volunteer work at “Manna House,” Christmas Charities, and Vacation Bible School at her church. Mikayla graduated with a 3.4 GPA, and plans to attend Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL and major in Biology.

Ms. Patria Trenaé Juzang

Ms. Patria Trenaé Juzang
is a graduate of Oakwood Adventist Academy (OAA), Huntsville, AL and chose; Espionage against America and the impact on American Defense as her essay topic. In her four years at OAA, she earned placement on the Principal’s list, was an honor roll student, captain of the basketball team, and active member of the OAA choir, and participated in OAA’s community service programs. Her talents include playing the saxophone, piano and singing. Away from OAA, Patria does community outreach work. She participated with her sisters in the singing group “A Joyful Noise,” and they raised over $11,000 by singing/hosting multiple benefit concerts. She also participated in assisting tornado victims and helped at the clothing shelter. Patria graduated with a 3.8 GPA, and plans to attend Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL and major in Biochemistry.

Ms. Hayley Marie Meagher

Ms. Hayley Marie Meagher
is a graduate of Hazel Green High in Hazel Green, AL and selected; Stabilizing the U.S. Economy while protecting U.S. Citizens/Interests as her essay topic. During years at Hazel Green, she was President of the Marketing Club, a Junior Civitan, and a player on the tennis team. Haley was a member of the Honor Society for the French and Spanish Clubs. Outside of school, she provided volunteer work in the form of teaching and humanitarian assistance. Hayley graduated with a 4.1 GPA and plans to attend Auburn University, Auburn, AL and major in International Business.

Ms. Holly Michelle Morgan

Ms. Holly Michelle Morgan
is a graduate of Bob Jones High School, Madison, AL and chose; The Security of U.S. Citizens versus the Welfare of U.S. Citizens as her essay topic. During her time at Bob Jones, Holly participated in the Latin Club, Sojourn Youth Group Renaissance Club and Drama. She won first place in the Walter Trumbauer Festival Duet Readers Theatre competition, and was a finalist in the Alabama Shakespeare Festival Young playwrights’ competition. Away from school, Holly volunteered at Love Fest which helped raise money for school supplies for impoverished youth, and Help Portrait which aims to take portraits for low-income families. Holly graduated with a 4.1 GPA and plans to attend University of Alabama at Birmingham and major in Theatre.


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2013 ESSAY WINNERS!


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