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 career 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

Meritus Scholar Profiles


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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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Newsroom

Scholar Voices: Eric’s Summer of Mayhem & Magic

Eric Trinh Chu is a 2013 Meritus Scholar and rising senior at Kenyon College, studying sociology and literature. Through the Meritus internship program, he is spending this summer teaching creative writing to kids aged 7-10 with 826 Valencia, an education nonprofit. He plans lessons, supervises... Read More »

Summer 2016 Meritus Newsletter

Our Scholars have been busy this summer! Find out what they have been up to in our latest newsletter:... Read More »

Scholar Voices: Eric’s Journey to the Classroom

Eric Trinh Chu is a 2013 Meritus Scholar and rising senior at Kenyon College, studying sociology and literature. Through the Meritus internship program, he is spending this summer teaching creative writing to kids aged 7-10 with 826 Valencia, an education nonprofit. He plans lessons, supervises... Read More »