Each year, the City of Meridian awards up to four $1,000 scholarships funded by sponsors and attendees of the Mayor’s State of the City address. The scholarships are for Meridian area high school students and are a great way to help families afford a college education.
Eligible applicants will be graduating from high school in the spring of 2015 and plan on attending an accredited college or vocational education program in the fall of 2016. In addition, an applicant must reside in the City of Meridian or its area of impact, or have been a member of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council since January 2014.
The City of Meridian scholarships are awarded to successful applicants who demonstrate evidence of leadership potential through their community involvement, as well as volunteerism, school activities, or work experience. This year, applicants who have completed an Alive at 25 safe driving course and include their course completion certificate with their application material will be given additional consideration. Information about the Alive at 25 course, which is regularly offered through the Meridian Police Department, can be found online at http://aliveat25.us.
Click here for a scholarship application. Copies are also available in the counseling offices of area high schools and in the Mayor’s Office at Meridian City Hall. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 3, by 5:00 p.m. For questions, please contact the Meridian Mayor’s Office at 489-0529.