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The Meriden Foundation Scholarship Program
Deadline to apply: March 4, 2020 3:00 pm CT

The Meriden Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist residents of Meriden, Connecticut who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs after high school graduation. Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Postmark Deadline: March 4, 2020

Applicants to The Meriden Foundation Scholarship Program must be:

  • High school seniors residing in the city of Meriden, Connecticut, or its environs (surrounding areas) and attending one of the following eligible schools:
    • H.C. Wilcox Technical High School
    • O.H. Platt High School
    • F.T. Maloney High School
  • Planning to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

Awarding Information

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $1,200 to $10,000.

Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by The Meriden Foundation.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


Applicants will be notified by late June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

The Meriden Foundation processes the scholarship payments on August 1. The check is mailed to the recipient’s school, and is made payable to the school for the student.

Renewal information is mailed by Scholarship America to eligible recipients in December.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • academic record
  • demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • essay
  • work experience
  • statement of goals and aspirations
  • unusual personal or family circumstances
  • an outside appraisal

Financial need is not considered.

Scholarship America will evaluate and rank all complete applications. The Meriden Foundation’s selection committee will select recipients and determine award amounts. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


The Meriden Foundation reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.

Application Information

Interested students must complete the application and mail it along with a current, complete transcript of grades to Scholarship America postmarked no later than March 4. Grade reports are not acceptable. Unofficial transcripts must display student name, school name, grade and credit hours earned for each course, and term in which each course was taken.

Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of their application. If an acknowledgment email is not received within three weeks, applicants may call Scholarship America to verify that the application has been received.

Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications are evaluated on the information supplied; therefore, answer all questions as completely as possible. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated. All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America and The Meriden Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee.

Application Instructions

Open the Printable Application Form (This will open in a new window)

Use the PDF fill-in-the-blank feature to complete the form:

  1. Save a copy of the form to your personal data storage device
  2. Type in your responses using the Tab key to move between fields
  3. You may save the file while in progress and return to complete or revise it later
  4. When finished, print the completed form

Applicants must print the page(s) of the application containing the Applicant Appraisal and Transcript Information sections (if part of the application) and submit to the appropriate individuals for completion (if applicable). These sections cannot be completed electronically.

Mail the completed application form (including the completed Appraisal and Transcript sections if part of the application, and any other required documents) to Scholarship America by the program’s application postmark deadline. The mailing address is on the application form.

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Questions? Contact us:

Phone: 507-931-1682 and ask for the The Meriden Foundation Scholarship Program

Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:

The Meriden Foundation Scholarship Program
Scholarship America – Julie Diede
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082