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ABOUT US

 

 

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 striving students who are first-generation, low-income, and students with disabilities. STEP is a federally funded TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) program (under U.S. Department of Education), and implemented in 2016 under the Calvin E. Bright Success Center at UC Merced

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  1. Academic Development and Support

  2. Financial Aid Literarcy & Education

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


Benefits of Being a STEP Scholar

Field trips to regional academic conferences & cultural arts events

Career professional interaction opportunities

Individualized counseling

Financial literarcy & skills building workshops

Access to our STEP library which includes: Kaplan practice exam books (GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, etc.), laptops, & clickers! 

 



Eligibility

Eligibility requirements are set forth by the Federal TRIO Programs (TRiO), a federally funded agency by the US Department of Education. Students must be:

  • US Citizen / Permanent Resident AND
  • First generation and/or
  • Low-income and/or
  • Have a documented disability

 

Become a STEP Scholar:

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

(1) Complete our Online Application (OUR APPLICATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED UNTIL SPRING 2019) 

(2) Setup a meeting with STEP's program coordinator: https://calendly.com/gxiong