Ely Orquiza, 2017 Graduate, UC Berkeley

Congrats, Grads!

Meritus College Fund is pleased to announce that 48 Meritus Scholars have graduated from college this academic year! We are so proud of the hard work and determination that these ambitious young people have demonstrated throughout their college journeys. 2016/17 Meritus Graduates Wadie Algaheim... Read More »

Press Release: Meritus Awards $840,000 in 2017 Scholarships

Meritus College Fund Awards $840,000 in Scholarships, Plus Advising and Career Development, to 60 Bay Area Graduates in 21st Year of Service to Community Meritus College Fund, a local nonprofit empowering young people from low-income communities across the Bay Area to succeed in college and... Read More »


What Windy Learned

Windy Ly is a 2013 Meritus Scholar and 2017 graduate of Sacramento State University. She recently took the time to address the Meritus class of 2017 at our annual awards reception, sharing hard-won advice from her college journey. Here is what she had to say: Growing up with immigrant parents,... Read More »

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Meet the Meritus Class of 2017!

Meritus is very proud to bring 60 new students into our program this year – our largest cohort to date. Of the many applicants, these Scholars truly stood out for their strength, grit, and ambition. They represent 22 high schools spanning from San Francisco to East Palo Alto and 97% are the first... Read More »

Kevin Dinh

Scholar Voices: Kevin’s Search for a Meaningful Internship

Kevin Dinh is a Meritus Scholar and soon-to-be graduate of UC Davis. Through the Meritus internship program, Kevin spent last summer working at EducationSuperHighway, a San Francisco-based nonprofit focused on upgrading the Internet access in every public school classroom in America. This is... Read More »

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