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.
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.