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

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Read the October 2014 Meritus Newsletter

The newest edition of the Meritus Connections Program newsletter has arrived! Read about how a college freshmen has avoided the phenomenon known as the 'summer melt.' Another Scholar recently completed an internship at NuGEN Technologies and gained invaluable experience in the STEM field. Make sure... Read More »

Meritus is seeking to hire a Director of Development

About Meritus Meritus believes that higher education is the first step in addressing income disparity for motivated and talented low-income youth. Socio-economic circumstance should not limit them from fully engaging in this transformative opportunity and hinder their ability to succeed.  To this... Read More »

Meritus is looking for a Full-time Career Development Program Associate

Meritus is looking to hire a full-time Career Development Program Associate to help with our Career Development Program! Check out the job posting... Read More »