February 7, 2011

For Additional Information:

Robert Simison, Meridian Mayor’s Office

(208) 888-4433




Meridian, ID – (February 7, 2011) – The City of Meridian will once again be awarding four $1,000 scholarships to Meridian residents who will graduate from high school in the spring of 2011. 


To be eligible, 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 2010; be graduating in the spring of 2011, and plan on attending an accredited college or vocational education program in the fall of 2011.


The scholarships, which are funded by State of the City sponsors, will be awarded to successful applicants who demonstrate evidence of leadership potential through their community involvement, as well as volunteerism, school activities, or work experience. 


Scholarship application forms can be found on the City of Meridian website at and are also available during regular business hours from the Meridian Mayor’s Office located in Meridian City Hall at 33 E. Broadway Avenue in downtown Meridian.  


The City will begin accepting applications for the scholarships on March 1, 2011. All completed applications should be sent or delivered to the Meridian Mayor’s Office located on the 3rd floor of Meridian City Hall, 33 East Broadway, Meridian, Idaho, 83642.  All applications must be received by the Mayor’s Office by Thursday, April 1, 2011, at 5:00 pm.


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The City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is now one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing communities. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family and was selected in 2010 by Family Circle Magazine as one of their Top 10 Best Cities for Families, by Money Magazine as one of its 100 Best Places to Live, and by America’s Promise Alliance and ING as one of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People. For more information about Meridian, visit