Meredith has been named a Philanthropic Education Organization (P.E.O.) Evelyn K. Aitken Named Scholar. The P.E.O. Scholar Awards (PSA) were established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women pursuing doctoral degrees in the U.S. and Canada. Of the 85 doctoral students selected as P.E.O. Scholars in 2015, the 13 most outstanding scholars were chosen for named or endowed awards. The $15,000 Evelyn K. Aitken Named Scholar Award will support Meredith's dissertation research on the politics and geopolitics of natural resource extraction and governance in Namibia.