Investing in our Future
Meritus empowers young people from low-income communities across the Bay Area to succeed in college and excel in their futures by providing a multi-year financial award, comprehensive college success advising, and career development resources.
Now Recruiting 2018 Scholars
Meritus is currently recruiting Bay Area high school seniors to be part of the 2018 class of Meritus Scholars! Click below to find out more about eligibility requirement and how to apply!
Meritus Scholars Combine Grit and Ambition
- 7 in 10 from families with incomes below $40,000
- 85% are the first in their families to go to college
- Achieve high school GPAs ranging from 3.0-3.7
- 82% attend colleges in California
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.