Recruitment Starts for 2018 Cohort of Scholars!

While it is Meritus' Scholars who achieve the 88% graduation rate, part of what enables them to be so successful is the organization's thoughtful approach to recruitment and selection. In addition to supporting current Scholars, Meritus' program team makes frequent appearances at local high schools... Read More »


Meritus Scholars Return to Campus!

Thanks to the collective support of our friends, donors, and readers like you, this year Meritus College Fund is proud to support 249 active Scholars as they either return to campus or head to college for the first time this month. Naim Algaheim, a native of Yemen, became a Meritus Scholar in 2014... Read More »


Interim Executive Director’s open letter to Meritus Scholars regarding racial violence

  Dear Meritus Scholars, First off, please let me introduce myself. My name is Jason Walthall and I am the Interim Executive Director of Meritus. I can’t tell you how pleased I am to help such a wonderful organization through this transition in its leadership. However, I wish I were... Read More »


Meritus celebrates completion of Scholars’ summer internships with revamped Internship Summit

At Meritus College Fund we strive to make sure low-income youth in the San Francisco Bay Area have the financial resources and community of support they need to not only attend college but also graduate with a degree. Over our last 21-years we have proudly pursued this mission by awarding over... Read More »

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Meritus Hosts First Speed Mentoring Event

On Thursday, August 17th Meritus hosted our first ever Speed Mentoring Night in the Learning Annex of the Wells Fargo building in Downtown San Francisco. The event, which was the mentoring version of speed dating, gave Scholars and mentors a chance to meet face-to-face and organically spark long... Read More »

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