Investing in our Future
Meritus helps low-income San Francisco youth with grit and ambition complete a college degree and prepare for post-college success through a combination of scholarships, coaching, and personal mentorship.
Meritus Students Combine Grit and Ambition
- 80% from families with incomes below $40,000
- 85% are the first in their families to go to college and come from circumstances marked by poverty, recent immigration, language barriers, societal tensions, gangs, drugs, violence, and family distress
- Achieve high school GPAs ranging from 3.0-3.7
- 83% attend colleges in California
Our Graduation Rates
Meritus is proud of the graduation rates of our scholars. 87% of our Scholars graduate from four-year colleges,
compared with 23% of low-income students nationally.