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Back on Track: Joshay’s Story

Joshay Jones has not had a fairytale college experience. What this 2014 Meritus Scholar describes as a “hectic” first semester at CSU Long Beach was profoundly shaped by tragedy and loss. When two friends died in quick succession -- one the victim of gun violence, the other of an automobile... Read More »

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Paving the Way: Tamicia’s Story

Tamicia Wakefield is a leader on her college campus. As a sophomore at Mills College, this 2014 Meritus Scholar has excelled in the classroom, bonded to a “family” of peers, and found purpose in her role as an RA for first-year students. She’s living a life that felt out of reach just a few... Read More »

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Victoria Chan (Davis ’14) proud to be a Meritus Scholar

From graduating Balboa High School in the spring of 2011 to graduating from UC Davis this past June, Meritus College Fund has been there for every step of my college journey. The last four years, Meritus has provided me with valuable knowledge, a generous scholarship, a chance to intern in San... 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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Compassion and College: Feroza’s Story

This spring, Feroza graduated from John O'Connell High School in the Mission District, having made a lasting impression on her peers and teachers. As Mr. Bonaccorso, one of her teachers, describes her, Feroza is, "a highly motivated, organized, and caring young lady who leads by example." Although... Read More »

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Scholar Updates, Alumni Successes, and More!

Check out the most recent Meritus newsletter to read about all the exciting happenings with our current Scholars, alumni, new staff members, and more. Meritus alum Ivan Lopez owns his own gallery in the Mission District where he exhibits his passion and talent for art. Career mentor and mentee... Read More »

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Listen to KALW’s piece featuring a Meritus Scholar!

Your Call: What's really needed to support young people from poor and low-income families? On the August 20th edition of Your Call, KALW featured Meritus Scholar and junior at the University of Santa Cruz, Austin Perez. Along with a student from the Students Rising Above program, the show was a... Read More »

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Meritus Scholars Explore STEM Careers Through Summer Internships

This summer, five Meritus Scholars are interning in STEM related positions through four Meritus partner organizations: Mellon Capital, Krux Digital, and NuGEN Technologies.     Christina Liem (2012), a biochemistry and molecular biology student at UC Santa Cruz, is able to apply the... Read More »

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Meritus Scholars — Dean’s List!

We are so proud of all of our current Meritus Scholars who made the Dean's List at their colleges and universities this semester. Out of the 192 students that we currently serve 27% of our Scholars are on the Dean's List! Way to go! · Mohammed Alnuzaili (CSU San Francisco) · Diana Ambrocio... Read More »

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Scholar Success: Kelly Lai

Check out this Scholar success and how Meritus has helped Kelly Lai stay on track. It's amazing what our Scholars can achieve when you combine the support that Meritus provides and the hard work our Scholars are willing to put in to better their futures by earning a college degree! Congrats... Read More »