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Calvin E. Bright Success Center

ABOUT US

 

 

STEP aims to help students attain a better understanding and exposure to opportunities that will enrich their learning and academic success, ultimately increasing retention and graduation rates among its participants. We provide enhanced academic and co-curricular support services to resilient students who are first-generation, low-income, and students with disabilities.  

The program was launched in 2016 under the Calvin E. Bright Success Center at UC Merced.

 

 

Get to know the STEP program at UC Merced

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

1) Academic Development and Support

2) Financial Aid Literacy & Education 

3) Career and Graduate School Exploration, Planning, and Visioning

STEP Scholar Only Benefits!!!

1) Field trips to regional academic conferences & cultural arts events

2) Career professional interaction opportunities

3) Individualized counseling & Peer Advising 

4) Financial literacy & skills-building workshops

5) Loan Program (Laptops, Clickers, Headphones)

6) Access to our STEP library which includes: Kaplan practice exam books (GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, DAT, etc.)

STEP PROGRAM'S BENEFITS

ELIGIBILITY

Students must be:

First-generation and/or

Low-income and/or

Have a documented disability

Find out what STEP does and if it's right for you!

(1) Complete our Online Application 

(2) Complete Intake Meeting with a Student Coordinator

(3) Await Official Confirmation Into Program

BECOME A STEP SCHOLAR 


Interested in Becoming a Scholar? 

Apply today: https://step.ucmerced.edu/application

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