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

Meritus and Zephyr on MarketWatch

"I strongly believe in Meritus' holistic approach -- supporting low income college students through financial aid, dedicated internships, mentorship, and many more resources," comments Ashley Bledsoe, Zephyr Real Estate employee and Meritus YPC member, in a recent article from MarketWatch. Read... Read More »

Coming Soon: 20 Years of Meritus!

2016 will mark the 20th anniversary of Meritus College Fund’s first investment in college success for San Francisco youth. Stay tuned for information on how we will celebrate this historic... Read More »

Examiner.com features Meritus Summer Internship Program

Meritus College Fund's "commitment to career development highlights the importance of internships in placing college students on a path to post-graduate employment," writes reporter Melanie Graysmith in a recent Examiner.com article. Read more, and see a slideshow of our enterprising Scholars,... Read More »