College Scholarships

2022 College Scholarships Guidelines

The Meridian Trust North Star Foundation is now accepting College Scholarship applications for the 2022-23 school year.

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

Entry deadline is Monday, May 16, 2022 at midnight.

How do I Apply?

Create a short video addressing one of the following two questions below (your choice):

  1. Explain the importance of your major in today’s society.

  2. Discuss an accomplishment or event that sparked a period of personal growth for you.


a. Your video should be from 4 to 6 minutes in length.

b. Post your video to YouTube. Do not tag it or put Meridian Trust North Star Foundation or Scholarship in the name.

c. Fill out the online form on our website.

Winners will be notified by Monday, June 13, 2022.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

  • Applicant must personally be a member of Meridian Trust FCU.

  • Applicant must attend a university, college or trade school in the fall of 2022.

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

Who is Not Eligible to Apply?

  • Meridian Trust FCU 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 ($4,000 in total). The scholarship money can be put towards 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 video entries for promotional and advertising purposes without further compensation.

Judges will score the entries based on the following criteria: quality of response to question (60%); creativity, originality and overall entertainment value (30%); and video quality (10%). We want scholarship applicants to have some fun with this! Decisions of judges are final.

2021 College Scholarships Winners

Join us in congratulating the six winners of the Meridian Trust North Star Foundation College Scholarships. There are two $1,000 scholarship winners; and four $500 scholarship winners.

Two $1,000 Winning Entries

Four $500 Winning Entries