MERIT Health Leadership Academy educates and empowers students to become health professionals and change agents to advance equity.
MERIT's comprehensive, rigorous STEM programming supports scholars to achieve at the highest levels of success, providing a variety of classes that solidify foundational math and science skills, prepare students for the SAT, and explore community health issues.
Each summer, MERIT Scholars intern in hospitals, research labs, and community health settings, providing professional experience and hands-on learning opportunities.
From leading college tours to providing college application support, MERIT supports scholars to succeed in college and beyond. Last year, MERIT Scholars collectively earned $10.4 million in scholarships.
From high school to college and beyond, MERIT fosters meaningful relationships between scholars, team members, STEM professionals, and community health leaders, creating networks of support and opportunity.
MERIT Scholars are working to become the next generation of health leaders and change agents. View the experience of MERIT through the lens of one of our scholars, Zion:
IN THE NEWS
August 17, 2019
MERIT was honored to receive the Excellence in Summer Learning Award from the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) earlier this month. Out of 250 applicants, MERIT was one of only three national winners! This prestigious award came with a $10,000 prize and the opportunity to present at the NSLA's national conference in Atlanta. This summer, MERIT ran four different summer programs in which scholars shadowed health care providers across Baltimore, engaged in high-level laboratory biomedical research, and served their communities at local non-profit organizations. Read more about the award in this Patch news feature!