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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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 »

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 »