Meridian Announces Second Annual High School Merit Scholarship Offering

Aberdeen, NC – December 5, 2019 – Meridian, an industry-leading manufacturer of indoor and outdoor kiosks, interactive digital signage, and self-service software, recently announced the launch of their second annual high school merit scholarship. 


In its first year, the scholarship received nearly 100 applications from graduating seniors across the state. The application window for the graduating class of 2020 is now open and applications will be accepted through April 10th.


“Last year was the inaugural year of our high school merit scholarship and it was an overwhelming success,” said Meridian CBO, Christa Gilder. “We are excited to once again be able to offer the Meridian high school merit scholarship to a deserving student from North Carolina,” said Gilder. 


All students currently enrolled in a North Carolina high school who are graduating in the spring of 2020 are welcome to submit an application. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 unweighted GPA and be planning to attend a two or four-year North Carolina college or university following graduation. 


To apply, students are asked to complete an online application form and submit an essay response to one of five unique prompts about self-service solutions—how they’ve made their lives easier, where they see them heading in the future, how they’re impacting the customer experience, how they’ve affected manufacturing, or how they would personally change them. Thoughtful and creative responses are encouraged. 


Submitted applications will be reviewed by an internal scholarship board and awarded based on overall quality, creativity, and completeness of submitted essays. One student will be selected to receive the one-time award of $1,000. Scholarship funds must be used to pay for qualified expenses, including tuition, books, and/or room and board for the 2020-2021 school year. 


A 20-year self-service industry veteran, offers American-made kiosks to a global marketplace. Meridian is a fully integrated manufacturer of indoor and outdoor kiosks, interactive digital signage, and self-service software. To learn more about Meridian’s high school merit scholarship and to apply, interested students can visit

December 5, 2019