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July 18, 2019
One of the pillars of UC Merced is service and giving back to the community. Now the university, Yosemite National Park and partners in the region are offering a new program to help a group of people who gave back in advance — those who served in the military and now qualify for GI Bill...
July 16, 2019
UC Merced students come from all over the state, some from very long distances. But for dozens of students just five miles away from campus, getting here took its own kind of journey. Becoming Gateway Scholars allowed 67 Merced High School students to reach a destination they thought was closed...
July 16, 2019
Adan Gallardo first learned of the Gateway Scholarship Program during his senior year at Merced High School. “I’ve always had the idea of putting UC Merced as my first choice, however I was unsure if my financial situation was able to support my education at a UC campus,” said...
July 16, 2019
UC Merced’s School of Engineering has been recognized with a bronze award for its excellence in inclusiveness by the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). To accelerate the achievement of the Diversity Pledge goals, the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program was created to publicly...
July 16, 2019
Viangkaeo Lee was invited to become a Gateway Scholar during her junior year at Merced High School, but after attending a lunchtime meeting, didn’t know she was part of the program until glancing at her financial aid summary before her freshman year. “I attended that first meeting,...
July 16, 2019
Vanessa Salazar got involved with the Gateway Scholarship Program as a freshman at Merced High School and said guidance in navigating how to apply to college was instrumental in helping her make her choice. “I knew I wanted to go to a UC, but I did not know which one would best for me...
July 16, 2019
Fourth-year Public Health doctoral student Tashelle Wright won UC Merced’s first Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) Predoctoral Fellowship to examine tobacco use and oral health diseases among Black, Latinx, aging and rural populations in the San Joaquin Valley. As a TRDRP...
July 15, 2019
UC Merced continues to earn recognition and awards for its sustainability efforts. Last week, the university won four awards at the 16th annual Higher Education Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards. The awards were presented at the California Higher Education...

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