Meritus is Joining Forces with 10,000 Degrees!

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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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10,000 Degrees Teaming Up with Meritus College Fund: Frequently Asked Questions

San Rafael, CA, April 28, 2018 – 10,000 Degrees, a leading college success nonprofit in California, and Meritus College Fund, a San Francisco-based college scholarship and success nonprofit, are joining forces to scale the impact of their college success model in order to increase the... Read More »

Scholar Voices: Kateryn’s Story

Meritus empowers young people from low-income communities across the Bay Area to succeed in college and excel in their futures. Watch Kateryn’s story to learn how this support can change a Scholar’s life…. Read More »

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 »