Meridian Public School Foundation Scholarship Policies
Scholarship recommendations will be made by a committee comprised of members of the Foundation board of trustees. Final selection of recipients is at the sole discretion of the Board. Any information considered in choosing scholarship recipients will be kept strictly confidential. Notification of scholarship recipients will occur prior to graduation.
Scholarship recipients will be selected based upon the students’ scholastic achievement, intellectual ability, character, promise of contribution to society, need and recommendations.
The Board reserves the right to exercise discretion and consider extraordinary circumstances of any recipient of its funds. However the Foundation is obligated to meet the wishes of its donors.
Selection of recipients will be made without discrimination as to the applicant’s race, gender, religious creed, country of origin or relationship with the Meridian Public School foundation or its affiliates. However, recipients must be United States citizens and scholarships will not be awarded to any student who has received (or subsequently does receive) an admission to any military academy.
Scholarship monies are paid directly to the post-secondary institution of the recipient’s choice, unless otherwise specified by a donor or the MPSF. The funds are generally awarded on a pro-rated basis for the academic year following the Board’s decision.
In some cases, funds may be transferable to another accredited institution during the academic year with prior approval from the MPSF Board, provided donor criteria are met, and that there is not a lapse in the recipient’s education. Recipient must notify the Board of change in institution before the change. Certain scholarships are tied to specific institutions and/or programs, and therefore cannot be transferred.
Recipients must notify the MPSF Board immediately of extraordinary circumstances, which prevents them from meeting any of the Foundation or donor criteria. Initial notification may be by phone to an officer of the Board. For full Board consideration, notice must be in writing. The Foundation will make reasonable efforts to work with recipients who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances.
Questions regarding the scholarship policies should be directed to the MPSF Board.
Submittal of this application indicates that these policies have been read and agreed to by the student.