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Bright Success Center Mission

The mission of the Calvin E. Bright Success Center is to provide learning support, transition programs, and individualized interventions which empower UC Merced students to be successful in their academic and personal development. We provide opportunities and co-curricular experiences that enhance knowledge of university resources, academic and personal growth, and advocacy and access. Through intentional collaborations and program delivery, we focus on overcoming barriers and celebrating academic milestones.  

Guardian Scholars Program Purpose 

The Guardian Scholars Program is housed within the Bright Success Center. Our program helps the BSC achieve their mission by providing a sustainable network of academic and personal support services at UC Merced that promote degree attainment for youth who have experienced the foster care system and/or homelessness. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive space through programming and services designed to help scholars build community, identify their strengths, and utilize their resources.

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The GSP Team
Benefits and qualifications
Gift Box Project
The 5th Annual Gift Box Project has raised 77 Amazon gift cards and warm clothing items for the Merced and Turlock Creative Alternatives foster youth. Thank you all! We look forward to evolving...
Spring Semester Office Staffing Schedule
Our office is located in KL 222 don't be shy and come say hi!  
GSP Banquet
We love celebrating our GSP scholars and their accomplishments! Click on the slide to learn more!!
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