Since 2010, we've provided students the tools and motivation to be successful.
Our motto is based on the concept of spreading knowledge.
Fiat Lux provides students with a multitude of resources so they reach their academic and personal potential.
Knowledgeable student staff members are there to help you every step of the way.

What is Fiat Lux?

The aim of the Fiat Lux Scholars Program is to provide assistance and support to first-generation and income-eligible students. 

Our goal is to enhance scholars academic performance, drive, ambition and overall college experience through a structured system of resources and intrusive advising. 


Mission Statement

The Fiat Lux Scholars Program is a community of scholars and dedicated staff members who take a holistic approach to empower a select cohort of first-generation, income-eligible students to enhance their development, growth and academic success. Through encouragement, motivation and engagement, the program inspires its scholars to “let their light shine” by gaining the necessary skills to ultimately obtain their degree from UC Merced.


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For general questions, please contact: fiatlux@ucmerced.edu

First Generation Stories

Learn more about some of our first generation Faculty & Staff members here at UC Merced. Click below to find out more about Alexandra Main.  







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