Meritus is Here to Help

Meritus Scholars enjoy support as soon as acceptance letters are opened. From 1:1 meetings preparing goals for the college transition to regular check-ins throughout the academic year, Meritus staff emphasizes long-term mentoring relationships through graduation and beyond.

Program Eligibility Renewal

Meritus Scholars receive $14,000 through graduation, paid twice per year ($3,500 over four years) in July and January once all renewal requirements are met.


  • Unofficial transcripts demonstrating a 2.25 cumulative GPA and full-time enrollment
  • Financial aid award letters
  • Current mailing address
  • Update letters sent to donors and Meritus

Financial Aid

Federal Financial Aid
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – form required to process and award financial aid for all federal funds and most state and school-based awards.

Student Aid on the Web – one-stop source for free information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.

California Financial Aid
California Student Aid Commission – website listing state-based financial aid programs for Californians.

Graduating Debt-Free
Graduate From College Debt-Free – website providing tips and and creative solutions to minimize debt

GoodCall – free website listing scholarship opportunities; can be filtered by location, qualifications, and requirements.

Internship and Job Resources

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