Miranda Bouldin General Scholarship Fund
- Espionage against America and the impact on American Defense
- The security of U.S. Citizens versus the welfare of U.S. Citizens
- Stabilizing the U.S. Economy while protecting U.S. Citizens/Interests
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.
- 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 2013 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.
- 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” 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
PLEASE NOTE: Failure to follow these rules may lead to disqualification.
- 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 April 24, 2013.
- Winners will be notified by May 6, 2013.
- Decisions of the judges are final.
- 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.
"We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible." – U.S. President Barack Obama
LogiCore awarded a $1500 scholarship and laptop to each of the following recipients of the 2012 Miranda Bouldin Scholarship Fund: Kimille-Grace Trott, Sarah Darby, Alexis Skarupa, Christopher Johnson, Allison Thompson and Bailey Walker. LogiCore sends our congratulations to these students for their dedication and efforts in achieving academic success.
Each year, the Miranda Bouldin General Scholarship Fund sponsors an essay contest. This year's essay topics were: "What are the challenges of Cyber Security in today's business environment? What solutions should be considered?" and "How relevant is the U.S. Defense mission today?"
In announcing this year's winners, Miranda Bouldin, President and CEO of LogiCore, shared some of her thoughts about the importance of education.
"College is a very important period in a young person's life, and I was fortunate to attend Alabama A&M University and earn a degree in Business Administration and Logistics. The education I received was the perfect springboard for me to apply toward a career in business, and then in creating my own business. I agree wholeheartedly with Nelson Mandela, who said that education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world, and I look forward to opportunities to support our students, who are tomorrow's leaders."
Ms. Kimille-Grace Trott
is currently a senior at Oakwood Adventist Academy in Huntsville Alabama. She holds a 3.8 GPA. Kimille-Grace plans to attend The University of Alabama Huntsville, and will be majoring in Aerospace Enginering. Kimille-Grace is active in several clubs and organizations including the basketball team, Student Government, Yearbook, National Honor Society, School Choir. For her essay choice Kimille-Grace chose: "How Relevant is the US Defense Mission today?" she emphasized the importance of national security the defense mission provides US citizens with. "Many people take the everyday freedoms they have for granted not realizing that it could all change if the US defense mission was not in place. I also highlighted the many job opportunities available for careers related to the defense mission, especially in the Huntsville area," Kimille-Grace said.
Ms. Sarah Darby
is currently a senior at Hazel Green High School in Hazel Green, Alabama. With a 4.34 GPA Sarah will be attending Auburn University where she will study Chemical Engineering. Among the clubs and organizations she's currently a part of are Marching and symphonic band, playing various instruments including clarinet, alto saxophone and mellophone, National Honor Society, Trojan Ambassadors, National Spanish Honor Society, and fifteen years of dance including ballet, pointe, tap and jazz. Sarah wrote in her essay "about the problems of cyber security in today’s society, including the ways businesses perform transactions, phishing, and spyware. The solution I proposed was everyone working cooperatively to educate the public about cyber threats, improving the firewall that stands between hackers and their victims, and increase the legal punishments for hackings and cyber crimes," Sarah said.
Ms. Alexis Skarupa
is currently a senior at Pope John Paul II Catholic High school. She holds a 4.45 GPA and plans to attend Auburn University where she will study Pre-Pharmacy. Alexis is actively involved in the Student Council – Business Manager, Cheerleading - Captain, National Honor Society, Honor Council, French National Honor Society, Band – Flute Section Leader, Pro-Life Club, and the Social Studies Club. In her essay Alexis highlighted the importance of a strong national defense suggesting that "a strong national defense protects us from terrorism, safeguards our national security, and ensures the safety of our allies."
Mr. Christopher Johnson
is currently a senior at Lawrence County High School with a 4.2 GPA. He plans on attending The University of Alabama and majoring in Electrical Engineering. Moulton Baptist Youth Group Praise Band member (guitar), Volunteer Peer Tutor, National Honor Society, Lawrence County High School Salutatorian 2012, 2011 Alabama Boys State, Skills USA Electronics (2012 state gold medalist). Christopher tackled the topic "How relevant is the U.S. Defense Mission today?" In his essay he emphasized "the necessity of the United States’ Military program despite the substantial expenditure associated".
Ms. Allison Thompson
is currently a senior at Buckhorn High School and holds a 3.64 GPA. She will be attending Auburn University and will be pursuing a career in the medical field, specifically Veterinary Medicine, specializing in exotic animals. She also plans to studying Spanish. Her student clubs and organizational involvement includes Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Red Cross Club, French Club, Spanish Club, Encouragement Club, Literature Club, Art Club. Allison wrote her essay on “What are the challenges of Cyber Security in today’s business environments?” and “What solutions should be considered?” "I addressed issues such as cyber-sabotage and cyber-thievery, then provided information about protecting businesses from cyber-attacks through technological education and cyber-security programs," Allsion said.
Ms. Bailey Walker
is currently a senior at Hazel Green High School with a 4.25 GPA and plans to attend Auburn University where she will major in Chemical Engineering, specializing in Pulp and Paper and Bioresources. Bailey participates in several clubs and assists several organizations inlcuding an officer in the National Honor Society, an active member of her youth group at Meridianville Church of Christ, has 600 hours of community service, helped implement a math and reading tutoring program at a local elementary school, has served at Rainbow Omega, Morningside Assisted Living, Agape Manor, and North Alabama Children’s Home, has served as a mentor in a “Young Ladies Training Program”, is a member of the Advanced Choir and Show Choir at Hazel Green High School, active in the 4-H Madison County Beef Club, and is a cross country runner. In her essay on "Cyber Security in today's business environment", Sarah noted that "a major challenge of cyber security in the business environment is that employees are many times uninformed. Cyber attacks not only gain confidential personal information about employees, but often attack a business’ intellectual property. I suggested that businesses should educate the people who use computers in the workplace. Courses and training should take place to teach employees practices such as proper emailing standards, choosing secure passwords, proper shredding practices of sensitive paperwork, and properly securing new computers and hard drives."
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2012 ESSAY WINNERS!
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