Scholarship Information

  • These scholarships are not associated with, nor endorsed by, Meridian High School and/or Meridian Public Schools. Inclusion in this list does not indicate an endorsement or recommendation of any kind. Students and parents should review all scholarship information carefully, especially before submitting an application fee of any kind.

    To avoid being a victim of a scholarship scam, students and their families should keep the following in mind:

    • If you have to pay money to get money, it might be a scam.
    • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
    • Spend time, not money.
    • Never invest more than a postage stamp to get information about a scholarship.
    • Nobody can guarantee that you will win a scholarship.
    • Legitimate scholarship foundations do not charge a fee.
    • If you are suspicious of an offer, it is usually with good reason.

    Below are some of the more popular personalized scholarship search websites:



    • College Scholarship Search Engine

    On this site, you will find articles and advice on college selection and careers, choosing a major field of study, financing your education with scholarships and financial aid, earning an online degree, becoming a top student, writing good admission and scholarship essays, avoiding the ten biggest mistakes college students often make, dealing with exceptionally demanding professors, and a lot more.

    • Fastweb Scholarship Search Engine

    Once you complete your profile, you'll have access to Fastweb's database of more than 1.5 million scholarships.

    • College Board's Scholarship Search!

    Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion. Enter as much information as possible to find the most matches.
    Scholarship information is based on the College Board's Annual Survey of Financial Aid Programs.


    Scholarships for African-American Students


    Information from

    • Scholarships 101: This handy one-page handout outlines an overview of key terms, timelines and important information to know when searching and applying for scholarships.  
    • Discover®Student Loans Scholarship Search: Our free college scholarship search tool gives students fast access to over 3 million scholarships worth more than $18 billion. Students can get a list of their customized scholarship matches via email to make applying easy. No registration required.


    The Bridging the Dream Scholarship for High School Seniors: In 2021, The Sallie Mae Fund will award (25) $10,000 scholarships to high
    school seniors who plan to enroll in a two- or four-year degree professional certificate, or vocational training program. Seniors who excel
    inside and outside of the classroom and demonstrate financial need can apply now through March 8 at


    2021 MVS Contest

    The Elks National Foundation is proud to announce the start of the 2021 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest on August 5,2020. The Most Valuable Student scholarship is available to high school seniors who are United States citizens. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. Applications are judged on academics, leadership, service and financial need.

    The application is completed online and must be submitted by the November 15, 2020, deadline. The 500 national winners will be announced in April 2021. Learn more about the MVS scholarship here.

    High school seniors who are U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. Scholarships range from $4,000 to $50,000.   

    Heisman Scholarship



    Eligibility begins with maintaining a weighted GPA of 3.0 (B average) or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community. And applicants must participate or have participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one of the 48 school sponsored sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations.


    Scholarships for Seniors

    Scholarships for Juniors

    Scholarships for Sophomores