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

Our Mission Statement and Vision

Mission: We empower a select cohort of income-eligible, first-generation college students through intentionally structured services that ease their college transition, build a community of scholars, and enhance their student development.

Vision: Promote resilience, increase retention, and minimize barries to degree attainment for first-generation college students.


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. 


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

Frequently Asked Questions

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