Scholar Success Stories

Behind every Meritus Scholar is an amazing story of triumph--accomplishments both big and small that are nothing short of inspirational. Starting this month, each newsletter will feature the joys, accomplishments, and success that one of our Scholars has experienced the previous month. This month... Read More »


Congratulations to Our Graduating Scholars!

The staff at Meritus College Fund experience a lot of joys as Scholars navigate their college experience, and our favorite--by far--is the pride we feel when our Scholars graduate from college, excited and prepared for the future. This month we celebrate the December graduations of the following... Read More »


Open Letter from 2014 Meritus Scholar Ryan Juan

  Dear Meritus Community, My name is Ryan Juan. I am a Filipino immigrant who moved to the United States to pursue the American Dream. Growing up in San Francisco was challenging. My mother was a live-in caregiver, so I was alone with my grandmother and relatives most of the time. I... Read More »


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 »

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