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Calvin E. Bright Success Center
Living Learning Community
The Fiat Lux Scholars Program Living Learning Community assists in the establishment of relationships with peers pursuing a common goal of success in higher education. 
"Let Your Light Shine"
Fiat Lux is about your individual talents, and all of the brightness that you hold and bring to your role as a student at the University, and beyond.
A Team of Staff Dedicated Towards Your Success
Fiat Lux provides students with a multitude of resources so they reach their academic and personal potential.
Committed to your success
Fiat Lux Scholars Program requirements may be held in hybrid format for the academic year. 

Our Mission


Our mission is to provide learning support, transition programs, and individualized interventions which empower UC Merced students to be successful in their academic and personal development. We provide opportunities and co-curricular experiences that enhance knowledge of university resources, academic and personal growth, and advocacy and access. Through intentional collaborations and program delivery, we focus on overcoming barriers and celebrating academic milestones.


What is the Fiat Lux Scholars Program?

The UC Merced Fiat Lux Scholars Program is by invitation-only and provides:

  • A first-year living-learning community (LLC) for income-eligible, first-generation undergraduate scholars 
  •  Holistic support for scholars in the program throughout the duration of all four years at UC Merced 
  • A financial aid package of $100,000 throughout the scholars' four years ($25,000 each academic year) at UC Merced
  • Dedicated professional staff and student staff that helps guide scholars to achieve academic success


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