Make Colleges Diverse

In The New York Times this week, David Leonhardt wrote the opinion piece Make Colleges Diverse about a new initiative to increase the number of Pell Grant recipients attending colleges with the highest graduation rates. Our Executive Director, Diana Wolf, shared the following response with Mr.... Read More »

Meritus Selected as Beneficiary of Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference

Meritus College Fund is pleased to announce its selection as one of the beneficiaries of the 2016 Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference, to be held October 5, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. The conference, presented by Excellence in Investing for Children’s Causes, brings together... Read More »


Summer 2016 Meritus Newsletter

Our Scholars have been busy this summer! Find out what they have been up to in our latest newsletter:... Read More »

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Jasmine Minato Joins Meritus Team

We are pleased to welcome Jasmine Minato Williams to the Meritus team as our new Career Advisor! Jasmine is a 2012 Meritus Scholar from Balboa High School. She recently graduated from UC San Diego in La Jolla, California with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Policy. While at... Read More »

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Congratulations, Graduates!

Meritus College Fund is proud to announce that 43 Meritus Scholars have graduated from college this academic year! For our Scholars, this milestone represents the culmination of years of hard work and serves as a stepping stone to bright professional futures. Already, these new alumni have secured... Read More »

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March Meritus Newsletter

Not on our mailing list? Want to know about all the great things Meritus Scholars, alumni, and supporters have been up to over the past few months? Check out our March newsletter!... Read More »

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Mario De Anda to Join Meritus

This month we are excited to welcome Mario De Anda to the Meritus team! Mario is a Deeper Learning Equity Fellow who comes to us from East Palo Alto's Foundation for a College Education. As our new Director of Programs, Mario will oversee and drive our college success, career mentoring, and... Read More »

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Examiner.com features Meritus & BGCP Partnership

From Examiner.com: Meritus College Fund, the San Francisco based program that for twenty years has been providing low-income Bay Area youth opportunities for college entrance and success, has announced a new educational partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula (BGCP). The new... Read More »

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Meritus and Fellow WHIEEH Bright Spots Discuss College Success

On January 20th, Meritus was honored to participate in a national conversation hosted by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. We were joined by seven fellow WHIEEH Bright Spots to discuss strategies for supporting latino/a students during their college journeys.... Read More »


Cheese for a Cause!

Friends new and old gathered January 19th at the San Francisco Film Centre to learn about cheese and wine pairings from Juliet Harbutt, one of the world's leading authorities on cheese. Participants mingled, sipped, and nibbled for a good cause: proceeds from this exceptional event were donated... Read More »