Meridian Announces Inaugural 2019–2020 Scholarship Offerings

Aberdeen, NC – December 19, 2018 – Meridian, an industry-leading kiosk manufacturer and software developer recently announced two scholarship offerings for the 2019–2020 school year. This is the first year that the scholarships have been offered. The application window is now open.


“Meridian is excited to have the opportunity to give back to both students in the local community and those who represent the future of the design field. Our team has been heavily involved in supporting students in the past through on-site learning opportunities, tours and internships. This is just one more way that Meridian can positively impact the next generation.” said Meridian CBO, Christa Gilder.


The first of Meridian’s two scholarships is a merit-based scholarship geared toward local high school seniors. Graduating seniors who are currently enrolled in a North Carolina high school and planning to attend a 2 or 4-year North Carolina college or university in the fall of 2019 are welcome and encouraged to apply. Applicants must be currently maintaining a minimum of a 3.0 unweighted GPA and are required to submit an essay from their choice of three different technology-related prompts.


The second of the two scholarships is open to those who are currently enrolled as full-time students in a college or university and pursuing a career in a design-related field. Applicable fields include, but are not limited to, Engineering, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Architectural Design, Graphic Arts & Imaging Technology, Computer Graphics Technology, and Product Design. Applicants are required to submit an original design for a digital solution for their college or university campus, using the medium of their choice, as well as a short essay explaining how their campus could incorporate, and benefit from, their digital solution.


Submitted applications will be reviewed by a scholarship board and awarded based on overall quality, creativity, and completeness of submitted essays and digital solution designs. Scholarship recipients will receive a one-time award of $1,000 for use toward qualifying expenses—tuition, books, and room and board. The deadline for application submissions is April 19, 2019.


“As a company dedicated to forward thinking and innovation, Meridian is proud to support and invest in the development of the future innovators of our industry.”


Meridian is a fully integrated manufacturer of indoor and outdoor kiosks, interactive digital signage, and self-service software. To learn more about Meridian’s scholarships and apply, interested students can visit

December 20, 2018