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:
- Financial Aid for Minorities
- Going Merry
- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
- Sallie Mae Scholarship Program
- Scholarship Hunter
You can earn college scholarships with RaiseMe! Raise.me is a free website that allows students to earn scholarships from their partner colleges for individual achievements like good grades in classes, extracurricular involvement, and community service hours. They were recently covered by the New York Times and PBS!Students are earning micro-scholarships from schools all over the country. Sign up free at https://www.raise.me/join/9073288591
- 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
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- 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.
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COM/ Deadline October 19, 2021The Heisman Memorial Trophy is renowned for symbolizing the pursuit of excellence with integrity. The Heisman High School Scholarship, presented by Acceptance Insurance, extends the Heisman prestige to our nation’s most esteemed male and female high school seniors by recognizing and rewarding outstanding scholar-athletes who understand that the most important victories not only happen on the field, but in their schools and communities. These remarkable young leaders set the example and make a game-changing difference every day, paving the way to greatness for everyone around them.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.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program ScholarshipThe Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 33rd class in 2021, the Foundation has provided over 6,450 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $75 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.
High school seniors, apply here! The application will be open until October 31, 2021, at 5pm Eastern.
Register for a live webinar to learn more about the application process. View the webinar slides here.
U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Information/Application – Due Nov. 1, 2021
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students, is now open for high school seniors graduating in 2022 to submit their nomination application. Dr. Carey Wright will nominate up to 20 students (10 males and 10 females) for the general component of the program and up to five students for the CTE component. All applications must be received by Monday, November 1, 2021.