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


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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Scholar Voices: Mubeenah’s Major Advice

Hello, my name is Mubeenah and I am a Meritus scholar. I am currently a fifth-year student at San Francisco State University. Meritus has not only provided me with financial resources to get through college but has also provided many other useful resources such as mentors, internships, and... Read More » features Meritus & BGCP Partnership

From Meritus College Fund, the San Francisco based program that for twenty years has been providing low-income Bay Area youth opportunities for college entrance and success, has announced a new educational partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (BGCP). The new... Read More »

Meritus and Fellow WHIEEH Bright Spots Discuss College Success

On January 20th, Meritus was honored to participate in a national conversation hosted by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. We were joined by seven fellow WHIEEH Bright Spots to discuss strategies for supporting latino/a students during their college journeys.... Read More »