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 personal 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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Meritus is pleased to announce its new class of 2014 Scholars!

Anonymous, Mission High School Iva Alikaj, Galileo High School Ahmed Almahbashi, Mission High School Waleed Almakrai, Washington High School Theresa Atanoa, Thurgood Marshall High School Safia Belayadi, Galileo High School Simon Berhe, Wallenberg High School Azaian Irac... Read More »

Check out the Meritus 2014 Winter Newsletter!

Read this season’s most recent update on our goal to bring 50 new students in to our 2014 program, how you can become a career mentor, and our newest staff member! Also read about the many families that have been a part of the Meritus program and our new partnership with another local... Read More »

Meritus Scholars — Dean’s List!

We are so proud of all of our current Meritus Scholars who made the Dean's List at their colleges and universities this semester. Out of the 192 students that we currently serve 27% of our Scholars are on the Dean's List! Way to go! · Mohammed Alnuzaili (CSU San Francisco) · Diana Ambrocio... Read More »