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. 87% of our Scholars graduate from four-year colleges,
compared with 23% of low-income students nationally.

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Newsroom

Join the Meritus Young Professionals Council!

Meritus is seeking passionate young professionals looking for a high impact leadership opportunity. Interested parties should complete our online application by Tuesday, September 23.    We encourage members of the Meritus community to apply and/or recommend candidates.   About... Read More »

Meritus is looking for a Development Assistant!

Meritus is looking to hire a part-time Development Assistant to help with our fundraising efforts! Check out the job posting... Read More »

The 2014-15 Program Application is now available!

Meritus is excited to announce that our 2014-15 Program Application is now available online. Check out application requirements and program criteria, and then start your application... Read More »