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

Make Colleges Diverse

In The New York Times this week, David Leonhardt wrote the opinion piece Make Colleges Diverse about a new initiative to increase the number of Pell Grant recipients attending colleges with the highest graduation rates. Our Executive Director, Diana Wolf, shared the following response with Mr.... Read More »

Scholar Voices: 20 Years of Meritus

20 Years of Meritus from Meritus College Fund on Vimeo. For 20 years, the Meritus community has been making it possible for local Scholars to succeed in college and excel in their futures. In this video, watch five Scholars describe how their lives have been impacted by the Meritus community.... Read More »

Meritus Named 2016 Scholarship Provider of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Meritus has been named Scholarship Provider of the Year by the National Scholarship Providers Association! This incredible honor was awarded October 10th at the 2016 NSPA Conference in Kansas City, MO. "Scholarship Provider of the Year Award winners are... Read More »