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College Students

Video for Scholarship Essay

To Encourage and Empower

Eli's message in The Roof Tree speech is applicable to anyone of any age but is particularly helpful to teens. This lecture based on The Roof Tree speech will suggest how to handle unexpected changes in life plans and offer Biblical resources for answers and guidance. It will encourage and empower participants to “bloom where they are planted” no matter the circumstance. It is our sincere desire to equip teens with biblical tools and resources that aid them as they traverse life's ever-changing terrain.

Students must first apply for the scholarship. After submitting the application, they will receive an email with a writing prompt or question for the essay pulled from the lecture video. Essay content and a well-thought-out message weighs more heavily than grammatical mechanics. Plagiarism is strictly forbidden and will result in disqualification.

If a student has a current IEP with their school system that allows him or her to provide verbal essays in lieu of a written essay, please contact us about a recording.

Video Lecture: About Us

David Hargett


Mr. Hargett is the Director of the Enterprise Support and Chief Engineer for the U.S. Army Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment Activity (USATA).  He is a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University’s 2011-2012 Senior Service College Fellowship program. Mr. Hargett received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in 1989 and immediately began working as an engineer for the Army Primary Standards Laboratory (APSL) at Redstone Arsenal.

David has served as a shepherd for the Madison church of Christ for five years.  He was an assistant varsity girls basketball coach at Madison Academy from 2006 to 2015.  He was born and grew up in Florence, Alabama and has been in the Madison area since 1986.  He is married to Cara Quillen Hargett and they have three daughters.  Haley, who is married to Jared Coffell and lives in Hazel Green, Alabama.  Alissa, who is married to John David Flowers and lives in Meridianville, Alabama.  And Lauren, who lives in Amarillo, Texas.

Video Lecture: Welcome
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