Youth City Scholarship Application

 
 

Youth City Scholarship Application Form

 

The City of Meridian will award four $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors planning on furthering their education at an accredited college or vocational education program in the fall of 2024.

Please fill out all required (*) items on this form. There are also required file uploads so please make sure you have the requested documents pre-scanned in PDF format and ready for uploading. If you have any questions about this application, please contact David Miles with the Mayor’s Office at dmiles@meridiancity.org or (208) 489-0532.


 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

 

Applicants 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 2023.

Applicants must be graduating in the spring of 2024 and plan on attending an accredited college or vocational education program in the fall of 2024.

Applicants must demonstrate evidence of leadership potential through community involvement, volunteerism, school activities, and or work experience.

Applicants who have completed an Alive at 25 course and included their course certificate with their application material will be given additional consideration.


PERSONAL INFORMATION

First Name: * 
 
Last Name: * 
 
Home Street Address: * 
 
City: * 
 
State: * 
 
Postal Code: * 
 
Preferred Phone Number: * 
 
Email Address: * 
 
High School: * 
 
Month of Graduation: * 
 
Year of Graduation: * 
 

 

EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION

 
Please identify the area of study desired: * 
 
Have you finalized your decision on which school to attend? * 
 

 
 

EVIDENCE OF LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL

 

NOTE TO STUDENT: Please list all your extra-curricular activities. It is important that you cite all community activities, special courses or classes (both in and outside of school), special projects, work experience, and other involvements / memberships which would aid the committee in determining leadership qualities. In addition please do not make reference to the school you attend or other information that might make you easily identifiable. Please provide your answers to these questions as uploaded PDF files.

ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL/COMMUNITY SERVICE

Please give a brief description of all activities outside of school of which you were involved in related to community service. (e.g. Social Clubs, Religious Activities, Hobbies, Boy/Girl Scouts, Work, Etc.) : *   
 
 

HIGH SCHOOL EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES/COMMUNITY SERVICE

Please provide a list and a brief description of all activities in which you participated during high school related to community service. (e.g. Sports, Student Government Clubs, Publications, Committees, Special Projects, etc.) *   
 
 

PERSONAL GROWTH AND LEADERSHIP AS A RESULT OF SERVICE

Please list and describe any volunteer work you have performed not associated with your involvement with an organized group mentioned in the previous questions. (e.g. food bank, hospital volunteer, United Way, Etc.) *   
 
 
 

ESSAY: Making a Difference in Meridian

Please upload an essay in PDF format describing how you feel you have made a difference in the City of Meridian through your community service involvement and how it has better prepared you for your future. This essay should be limited to 750 words. *   
 
 

ESSAY: Goals and Ambitions in College and Life

In addition, the committee wishes to have as much information about the applicant as is possible. Toward this end, please upload an essay in PDF format relating any further pertinent information about your college expectations and career goals. This essay should be limited to 500 words. *     
 
 

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Please provide a letter of recommendationin PDF format from a community or business leader. (not a City of Meridian elected official, city staff, school administrator, teacher, or staff) Person cannot be related to the applicant. *     
 
 
 
 
Please provide a letter of recommendation in PDF format from a school administrator, teacher, or staff. (not a City of Meridian elected official, city staff, school administrator, teacher, or staff) Person cannot be related to the applicant. *     
 
 

HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT

Please provide a copy of your most recent high school transcript in PDF format. *     
 
 

ALIVE AT 25 COURSE CERTIFICATE (Optional)

Please provide a copy of your completed course certificate in PDF format.    
 
 

 

DECLATORY STATEMENT AND TERMS
By submitting this form, I certify that to the best of my knowledge, the information contained in this statement is correct and complete, I 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 2022, and I will be enrolled in an accredited college or vocational education program in the fall of 2023. I understand that I will be disqualified from consideration of the City of Meridian scholarship if I do not meet this criteria and/or I fail to include the required transcript and letters of recommendation.

Do you Agree With These Terms? *