Merakite 2019 Academic Scholarship

We're giving $1,000 to a woman-identifying high school senior with an interest in pursuing technology or business.


The Merakite Academic Scholarship is an achievement- and ambition-based scholarship awarded to a single graduating young woman from Wood River High School in Hailey, Idaho. Applicants will be considered for their interest in pursuing STEM- or business strategy-related majors in college, including but not limited to computer science, data science, marketing, and economics.

Merakite’s founding team—graduates of Wood River High School in 2016—studies Business and Data Analytics at the University of Southern California and Science, Technology, and Society at Stanford University. The opportunity to support a young woman at Wood River represents a chance to inspire a creative, business-minded student on her path to college.

In eight of Silicon Valley’s major technology companies—including Apple, Google, Netflix, Uber, and Amazon—women make up less than 30% of the total employee workforce, with some representation dropping as low as 15%. Locally, the Merakite Academic Scholarship hopes to motivate more Wood River High School young women in their journey to STEM-related industries.



Only woman-identifying seniors from Wood River High School—with plans to attend college following graduation—are eligible for the Merakite Academic Scholarship.

Deadline: February 15, 2019
How to apply: Via Sponsor website (Merakite)
What we need: For your application to be eligible, we need:

  • Your high school transcript (PDF)

  • 1 letter of recommendation

  • Short essay responses (3)

Awards and Deadlines

The Merakite Academic Scholarship recipient will receive $1,000 to be applied to her college tuition for the 2019-2020 school year. If the scholarship is available for 2020-2021, the recipient is eligible to re-apply.

The application deadline for the Merakite Academic Scholarship is February 15, 2019 by 11:59pm MST. Status notifications will be sent by email to all applicants after a decision has been made.