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Calvin E. Bright Success Center
Congratulations on Graduation!
Congrats to all of our graduating STEP Seniors! We know you all are going to do great things in this world! Best Wishes to you and your families!
UPDATE AS OF 8/11/2020
As UC Merced continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the STEP Scholars program remains open and available remotely (online).
STEP serves students from low-income, first generation, and/or students with disabilities who aspire to excel academically.
Scholars Attend Academic and Cultural Arts Conferences state wide!
Scholars attend academic conferences such as Standford University's Minority Medical Alliance Conference, UC Berkeley's Law Admission Conference, and UC Davis's Pre-Health Conference
STEP 's is commited to providing services through a remote (online) medium for Fall 2020.

Testimonials from our Scholars

Sigry Flores '20

The STEP Scholars program gave me the opportunity to explore different careers and graduate schools which was very enriching to my professional growth. I recently got accepted to my dream program the UC Irvine School of Medicine Postbacc program. I will be continuing my journey to become a doctor to serve medically underserved families and provide culturally competent care.


Strengthening Talents & Exploring Pathways (STEP) aims to help students attain better understanding and exposure to opportunities that will enrich their learning and academic success, ultimately to increase retention and graduation rates among its participants. We provide enhanced academic and co-curricular support services to excelling students who are first-generation, low-income, and students with disabilities.  The STEP Scholars Program is a federally funded TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) program and implemented in January 2016 under the Calvin E. Bright Success Center. 

Office: Kolligian Library (KL) 222

Phone: (209) 285-9703


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