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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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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 »

Mentors Needed for 2016-17 Academic Year!

What do you wish you'd known when you were just starting out in your career? Are you interested in sharing that hard-won knowledge with the next generation of professionals? Become a Meritus Mentor! Each Meritus Mentor is paired with a Meritus Scholar to teach resume building and interview... Read More »

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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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Summer 2015: Career Development Highlights

Conventional wisdom has long held that summer internships are important for college students. But did you know that internship participation was recently found to be the number one most important credential for post-graduation employment? In a study conducted by the Chronicle of Higher Education... Read More »

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Summer Interns Share What They’ve Learned

On August 5th, Scholars gathered to display their hard work at the first annual Summer Intern Poster Presentation. A special thanks to Zephyr Real Estate for hosting this great event! Check out the photos... Read More »

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UCSF Medical Center Supports Meritus’ Aspiring Nurses

This summer, UCSF Medical Center is continuing its partnership with Meritus to offer paid internships to three Scholars pursuing nursing degrees. Scholars Leanne Li, Diana Alegre, and Han O have been selected from a competitive pool of Meritus applicants to intern at one of the most prestigious... Read More »

Summer Internships Are Happening Now!

This summer, Meritus has partnered with 24 organizations to offer over 40 paid internships to Meritus Scholars, more than doubling the number of internships from last year. The program was initially started through a partnership with the Young Presidents' Organization, when Bay Area business... Read More »

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Spotlight on Career Mentors

Brenda and Casey  Casey Anderson became a Career Mentor in spring 2015. She faced many obstacles in going to college but remembers those who helped her through the hurdles. As a Career Mentor she sees herself continuing the cycle of support she received to Meritus Scholars. Casey earned her... Read More »