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Calvin E. Bright Success Center

Prospective Student Staff

Applications for 2021-2022 Prospective Student Staff is Currently Closed

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:


Academic Scholar (Application is currently closed)

Academic Scholars meet with first-year scholars on a 1-1 basis throughout the semester. 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.


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


Lead Scholar (Application is currently closed)

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.


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


Student Coordinator (Application is currently closed)

Student Coordinators work 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.


  • Must be at least in 3rd Year Academic Standing 
  • Must have a 2.75 Cumulative GPA


Please Note:

  • You must complete both the UC Merced job application on Handshake for the position desired
  • If you were to be offered a position within Fiat Lux, please be aware that you will need to present a physical form of identification in order to complete hiring paperwork. The following is a list of acceptable documents:  


  • It is highly recommended to have a bank account in order to be able to sign up for a direct deposit.  
  • For additional information, please contact