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Calvin E. Bright Success Center
Have a nice Summer Break!
Have a nice Summer Break Scholars! If you have any questions or concerns during this break, please email
As UC Merced continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, the STEP Scholars program remains open and available in-person in KL 222 as well as 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 committed to providing services through both in-person and online services and events for the 21-22 Academic year.


There are no upcoming events at this time.

Featured News

February 22, 2022
Scholar Diliveya Enwaya is part of the Merg Lab Group here at UC Merced! She is currently working on exploring chemical properties as a biology major!
December 17, 2021

Student Coordinator Yendy Padilla-Hernandez will be participating in the UCDC Program located in Washington DC for the Spring 2022 Semester! 

December 10, 2021
Student Coordinator Jairo Carreon will be graduating in Fall 2021 with a Bachelor's in Computer Science. He has a job secured with General Motors as a Software Developer located in Austin, Texas!


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 was a federally funded TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) program and implemented in January 2016 under the Calvin E. Bright Success Center. As of Sept 1st, 2021, STEP is no longer apart of TRiO. 

Office: Kolligian Library (KL) 222

Phone: (209) 228 - 7252


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