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

Our Mission Statement

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.


What is Fiat Lux?

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


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

Frequently Asked Questions

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