2021 College Scholarship Guidelines

The Meridian Trust North Star Foundation is now accepting College Scholarship applications for the 2021-22 school year. 

This year we’ll award six Scholarships. We’ll be awarding two separate Scholarships of $1,000 each; and four additional Scholarships of $500 each.

How do I Apply?

Create a short video answering one of the following two questions below (your choice):

  1. What movie character would you most want to be like?
  2. How do you hope to change the world?

Entry deadline is Monday, May 17th, 2021 at midnight.

  1. Your video should be about 3 to 6 minutes in length.
  2. Post your video to YouTube. Do not tag it or put Meridian Trust North Star Foundation or Scholarship in the name.
  3. Fill out the online form on our website.

Winners will be notified by Thursday, June 3rd.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

  • Applicant must personally be a member of Meridian Trust FCU
  • Applicant must attend a university or college in the fall of 2021
  • Important Note: You do not have to be a first-year student to apply

Who is Not Eligible to Apply?

  • Meridian Trust FCU employees and their families
  • Non-members
  • Meridian Trust Board and Supervisory committee members and their families.
  • Meridian Trust North Star Foundation Board members and volunteers


We will be awarding two separate $1,000 Scholarships; and four separate $500 Scholarships ($4,000 in total). The scholarship money can be put towards tuition and/or expenses at your university or college. Each scholarship will be awarded as a check made payable to the applicable institution. No transfer, postponement, or substitution of award is permitted by recipient. Acceptance of a scholarship constitutes permission to use recipients' names, likeness, and entries for promotional and advertising purposes without further compensation.


Judges will score the entries based on the following criteria: quality of response to question (60%); creativity, originality and overall entertainment value (30%); and video quality (10%). We want scholarship applicants to have some fun with this! Decisions of judges are final.

See 2020's $1,000 Winning Entries:

Photo of Maria Baron

Maria Baron is attending the Wyoming
Catholic College in Lander. She
is majoring in Liberal Arts.

Watch Maria's winning video!

Photo of Celeste Keelin

Celeste Keelin is attending the University of
Wyoming in Laramie. She is majoring
in Physiology/Pre-med with a minor in Spanish.

Watch Celeste's winning video!

See 2020's $500 Winning Entries:

Photo of Kaylee Johnson

Kaylee Johnson is attending the University
of Wyoming in Laramie.
She is majoring in Elementary Education
with a minor in Psychology.

Watch Kaylee's winning video!

Photo of Jaden Hesford

Jaden Hesford is attending Laramie
County Community College in Cheyenne.
She is majoring in Nursing.

Watch Jaden's winning video!

Photo of Kameron Brough

Kameron Brough is attending Central
Wyoming College in Riverton.
He is majoring in Health Sciences.

Watch Kameron's winning video!

Photo of Traci Countryman

Traci Countryman is studying with Grand Canyon
University. She is pursuing a
Master of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis
in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Watch Traci's winning video!

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