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 »


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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