Expanding the Merritt Scholars Program

March 3, 2022

Merritt Scholars Program will be offering four times as many scholarships and deepening the support offered through mentorship and industry exposure.

March 3, 2020-OAKLAND, CA

The Merritt Scholars program, started in 2009, was created to attract the next generation of affordable housing finance and development professionals.

As part of Merritt’s new initiative, Commitment to California, Merritt Scholars will be increasing the number of scholarships awarded by four times as many scholars. This program includes a $10,000 scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students, and a meaningful opportunity to learn more about the affordable housing field via access to a mentor, fully paid attendance at local and statewide industry conferences, and engagement with industry leaders.

The expansion of this program allows students an entry point into affordable housing with the support and mentorship that will help them enter the industry of affordable housing. 

At the conclusion of the program, Merritt may assist scholars in obtaining a job in the affordable housing field.

Application: https://smr.to/p80449 

Due: April 17th  

More information can be found here: www.merrittcap.org/merritt-scholars/ 

Questions? Email MerrittScholars@merrittcap.org

About Merritt Community Capital Corporation

Merritt Community Capital Corporation is a nonprofit dedicated to our mission to provide equity capital for affordable housing exclusively to California. We do this by partnering with mission-aligned affordable housing developers throughout the state to ensure the most critical communities are developed and maintained for low-income residents. Since 1989, Merritt has created and/or preserved more than 9,000 affordable homes, through investing $1 billion in 23 separate funds, providing housing for nearly 25,000 people.



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