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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
All Fiat Lux Scholars Program requirements will be held virtually for the Fall 2020 semester. 

Our Mission Statement and Vision


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. 


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


What is Fiat Lux?

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

  • A living-learning community for first-generation college students during their first-year 
  •  Support for students in the program through the duration of all four years at UC Merced 
  • Offers financial aid package of 100,000 throughout the four years (25,000 each year) 
  • Dedicated counselors and student mentors that take a holistic approach to help guide first-generation college students throughout their transitions


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