Investing in our Future

Meritus empowers young people from low-income communities across the Bay Area to succeed in college and excel in their futures by providing a multi-year financial award, comprehensive college success advising, and career development resources.

Meritus Scholars Combine Grit and Ambition

  • 7 in 10¬†from families with incomes below $40,000
  • 85% are the first in their families to go to college
  • Achieve high school GPAs ranging from 3.0-3.7
  • 82% attend colleges in California

Meritus Scholar Profiles


Our Graduation Rates

Meritus is proud of the graduation rates of our scholars. 88% of our Scholars graduate from four-year colleges,
compared with 23% of low-income students nationally.

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Host a Meritus Scholar For a Summer Internship

Financial and academic support are two of the three pillars of Meritus' comprehensive programming. The third pillar is our Career Development Program, which supports Scholars as they prepare for life after graduation and includes paid summer internships. Internships are integral to our Scholar's... Read More »

Scholar Success Stories

Behind every Meritus Scholar is an amazing story of triumph--accomplishments both big and small that are nothing short of inspirational. Starting this month, each newsletter will feature the joys, accomplishments, and success that one of our Scholars has experienced the previous month. This month... Read More »

Congratulations to Our Graduating Scholars!

The staff at Meritus College Fund experience a lot of joys as Scholars navigate their college experience, and our favorite--by far--is the pride we feel when our Scholars graduate from college, excited and prepared for the future. This month we celebrate the December graduations of the following... Read More »