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College Scholarships

2023 College Scholarships Guidelines

The Meridian Trust North Star Foundation is no longer accepting college scholarship applications for the 2023-24 school year. The submission deadline was July 31st. 

We’ll be awarding six scholarships as follows: two separate scholarships of $1,000 each; and four additional scholarships of $500 each.

Winners will be notified by Wednesday, August 16th.

Thank you so much for your applications!

How do I Apply?

This year, you do not need to create, edit, and enter a video. Instead, simply complete the easy online form found below (and attach your completed Parent/Guardian Consent form, if applicable). Click on submit and that’s it!

Winners will be notified by Wednesday, August 16th.

Who is Eligible to Apply?
  • Applicant must personally be a member of Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union.

  • Applicant must attend a university, college, or trade school in the fall of 2023.

  • Important Note: You do not have to be a first-year student to apply. Anyone attending college, university or trade school at any level, including graduate level, is eligible to enter.

Who is Not Eligible to Apply?
  • Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union employees and their families

  • Non-members

  • Meridian Trust Board and Supervisory committee members and their families

  • Meridian Trust North Star Foundation Board members and volunteers


We will be awarding two separate $1,000 Scholarships; and four separate $500 scholarships.

The scholarship money can be put toward tuition and/or expenses at your university or college. Each scholarship will be awarded as a check made payable to the applicable institution. No transfer, postponement, or substitution of award is permitted by recipient.


Acceptance of a scholarship constitutes permission to use recipients' names, likeness, and entries for promotional and advertising purposes without further compensation.


Entries will be scored on the basis of originality and content. No AI-generated answers allowed. The top two highest-scoring entries based on the judging will win $1,000 each. The remaining entries will be put into a random drawing for four scholarships of $500 each. Decisions of judges are final.

Parent/Guardian Consent (if applicant is under the age of 18):

If you are under the age of 18, please have a parent or legal guardian sign and submit the Parent/Guardian Consent form, found below. There will be a space to include the filled out form within the application.

Parent Guardian Consent Form

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Ready to Apply?

Click below to start the 2023 Scholarship Application:

See the 2023 Scholarship winners

Click here to see the seven 2023 scholarship winners:

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