Merritt Scholars

Merritt is dedicated to building opportunities for more equitable representation within the affordable housing industry.

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As part of Merritt’s Commitment to California Initiative we are expanding the Merritt Scholars program, increasing the number of scholarships fourfold and deepening the support of this program. This program serves as an entry point into the affordable housing industry, allowing students the ability to learn about the many career and development opportunities.

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

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

Applications due April 17th! 

Questions about Merritt Scholars or the application process?
Email us at MerrittScholars@merrittcap.org

2022 Scholars

Alexis Johnson

Alexis Johnson

Midwestern State University

Ali Day

Ali Day

CSU Northridge

David Valverde Jr.

David Valverde Jr.

University of San Francisco

Jacob Boesch

Jacob Boesch

San Francisco State University

Jonathan Dena

Jonathan Dena

UC Berkeley

Katherine Caggiano

Katherine Caggiano

University of San Diego

Madeline Connelley

Madeline Connelley

Stanford University

Monica Davalos

Monica Davalos

CSU Sacramento

Nathaly Borges

Nathaly Borges

CSU East Bay

Nathaly Teran

Nathaly Teran

CSU Sacramento

Natkarn Sandoval

Natkarn Sandoval

San Jose State University

Obinna Uwakah

Obinna Uwakah

UC Berkeley

Olivia LaVecchia

Olivia LaVecchia

UC Berkeley

Rebecca Swint

Rebecca Swint

UCLA

Venus Meza

Venus Meza

CSU Long Beach

Zennon Ulyate-Crow

Zennon Ulyate-Crow

UC Santa Cruz