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 »


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 »

Meritus Scholar Leon Yuan at his marketing internship with Institute on Aging

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 »

2015 Intern Poster Presentation

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 »

2014 Meritus Interns at UCSF

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 »


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 »

Leslie Hernandez Sanchez IntersectENT

Seeking organizations for summer 2015 internship hosts!

Meritus believes that internships are an invaluable complement to college academics. Every summer, Meritus collaborates with local organizations to arrange paid summer internships for its Scholars in fields as diverse as scientific research, policy, healthcare, finance, and technology. Studies... Read More »

Meritus Network

The 2014-15 Program Application is now available!

Meritus is excited to announce that our 2014-15 Program Application is now available online. Check out application requirements and program criteria, and then start your application... Read More »