Scholarships for Meridian High Students or Alumni

Bob Cole Track & Field and Cross Country Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($500)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior of Meridian High School who participated in track & field or cross country for at least two years.  The student must describe how track or cross country helped them become a team player and how athletics impacted their high school academic experience.  A letter of support from their coach demonstrating the student's commitment to their sport, their team and self improvement should accompany the application.

Faith Endowment Fund ($1,500)

Assists with the cost of tuition, books and fees for Meridian High School graduates who have a financial need and wish to pursue studies at an accredited college or occupational program.

Matthew W. Shephard Endowed Scholarship Fund ($500)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior from Meridian High School who participated in the band program with a GPA of 3.5 or better.

Betty Thompson-Shuler Endowed Scholarship Fund ($200)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating senior from Meridian High School who is pursuing a teaching degree in English, a general teaching degree or a degree with a major in English.  A preference will be given to a student pursuing a teaching degree in English.

Meridian Scholarship Fund ($2,000)

Provides annual scholarship(s) for students graduating from Meridian High School.

Laur Family Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,500)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a Meridian High School graduating senior who does not smoke, drink or use illegal drugs, and who plans to attend a college (preference for Michigan public colleges) which does not issue charters for charter schools.  Students should have a minimum 2.0 GPA and financial need will be a consideration, though not a requirement.

Carey Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund ($750)

Provides an annual scholarship to a Midland County resident who is graduating from a Midland County Public High School or to a Midland County public high school graduate who is now attending a college or university.  Previous recipients are welcome to reapply.  Preference will be for Meridian High School graduating seniors or graduates who are studying business, environmental science or education.

Lawrence G. and Eleanor Matthews Endowed Scholarship Fund ($3,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to students graduating from high school in Midland County and that special consideration be given to students from Meridian and Coleman High School.

Sheriff John S. Reder Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating high school senior of a Midland County high school with preference to a student from Bullock Creek, Coleman, or Meridian High School.  The successful applicant will be planning a career in law enforcement, corrections, probation, emergency medical technician or physician's assistant or related fields.  Academic achievement and financial need are both considerations.

Falender Family Meridian High School Endowed Scholarship Fund ($1,000)

Provides an annual scholarship award to a graduating Meridian High School senior each year for up to four years assuming acceptable academic progress is made.  It will be the responsibility of the student to provide to the Midland Area Community Foundation each year proof of their academic progress and eligibility to continue to receive scholarship awards.  The student's academic progress shall be satisfactory and the student shall be eligible for a scholarship award if the following conditions are met: a) the student shall maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 ( C ) and b) the student shall remain enrolled in a four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.  Upon receipt of this information a check will be sent to the school to provide funding for the next year.  Every four years a new recipient will be selected unless the current student does not successfully complete the academic progress required in subsequent years.  In that event a new student could be selected sooner.