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Prospective Student Staff

Applications for 2023-2024 Prospective Fiat Lux Scholars Program Student Staff are Currently Closed.



Under the Calvin E. Bright Success Center, the Fiat Lux Scholars Program serves a select cohort of first-generation, income-eligible students to enhance their development, growth, and academic success. The Fiat Lux Scholars Program is hiring for the following student staff positions:


Academic Scholars

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 socials for all Fiat Lux program participants.


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


Lead Scholars

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 departments - for the program participants, which center on financial, academic, personal, and career success.


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


Student Coordinators

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, under the guidance of professional staff.


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


Handshake Application Link:


Upcoming Events Related to Hiring:


Fiat Lux Scholars Program Prospective Student Staff Information Session

  • Tuesday, May 2, 2023 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM, Zoom
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2023 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM, Zoom


Please Note:

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


  • It is highly recommended to have a bank account in order to be able to sign up for a direct deposit.  
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