Prospective Scholars

Under the Bright Success Center, the Fiat Lux Scholars Program serves a select cohort of first generation students to enhance their development, growth and academic success. The Fiat Lux Scholars Program offers the following student staff positions:

Community Scholar (4 openings)

Community Scholars live alongside the first-year scholars in the Living Learning Community (LLC) which is currently the 3rd and 4th floor of Tenaya. They host student sessions, community check-ins, and community socials within the LLC. The goal of the Community Scholar is to help build a community amongst the residents and provide scholars with a safe and supporting space to learn and grow.

Eligibility

  • Must have 2nd Year Academic Standing
  • Must have a 2.75 Cumulative GPA

Supplemental Application: http://fiatlux.ucmerced.edu/form/fiat-lux-scholar-progam-community-schol...

 

Academic Scholar (4-5 openings)

Academic Scholars facilitate study sessions and provide a quiet study environment for scholars. Their role is to enforce study session policies, accurately report attendance of scholars and facilitate various study groups. They also encourage the scholars to be independent and interdependent in their academics by using the resources on campus. In addition, Academic Scholars plan and implement monthly social for all Fiat Lux program participants.

Eligibility 

  • Must have 2nd Year Academic Standing 
  • Must have a 2.75 Cumulative GPA

Supplemental Application: http://fiatlux.ucmerced.edu/form/fiat-lux-scholar-progam-academic-schola...

 

Lead Scholar (4-5 openings)

Lead Scholars have more of a mentorship focused role. They meet with the scholars on a 1-1 basis throughout the semester. They also facilitate workshops - sometimes in collaboration with on-campus resources and department - for the scholars, which center on financial, academic, personal, and career success.

Eligibility

  • Must have 3rd Year Academic Standing 
  • Must have a 2.75 Cumulative GPA

Supplemental Application: http://fiatlux.ucmerced.edu/form/fiat-lux-scholar-progam-lead-scholar-su...

 

Student Coordinator (2 openings)

Student Coordinator works behind the scenes of the program they provide guidance and support to the student staff, assist professional staff, organize team meetings and training sessions, and analyze data from all aspects of the program.

Eligibility

  • Must have 3rd Year Academic Standing 
  • Must have a 2.75 Cumulative GPA

Supplemental Application: http://fiatlux.ucmerced.edu/form/fiat-lux-scholar-progam-student-coordin...

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least sophomore standing for the Community Scholar and Academic Scholar position for the following academic year
  • Must be at least junior standing for Lead Scholar and Student Coordinator position
  • Must have completed both the UC Merced job application and the Fiat Lux supplemental application for the position desired
  • Must be available to commit in the student staff position for the whole academic year
  • Must have cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 and be in good academic standing
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well independently and as a part of a team
  • Knowledge and understanding of the needs of diverse student populations including first generation students

 

Job applications will be open March 19, 2018  (closing on April 2, 2018) at jobs.ucmerced.edu

Supplemental applications can be found below each job description above

For additional information, please contact: Maria Rosales

Program Coordinator, Fiat Lux Scholars Program

Email: mrosales35@ucmerced.edu