Certificate of Achievement and Service Excellence

Designed for students who will be sophomores and juniors during the 2021-2022 academic year, Mercer University’s Certificate of Achievement and Service Excellence (CASE) program seeks to identify students who embody Mercer’s commitment to research and service. Two-thirds of Mercer students participate in at least one service-learning experience during their time on campus, and the CASE program will recognize students who value service both personally and as an important component of higher learning.

To be a CASE Scholar, students must hold a 3.5 GPA or higher, demonstrate continued involvement in service during high school, and be nominated for the program by a school counselor or teacher. Eligible nominees will then be invited to apply to the program by the Office of University Admissions. Scholars will be awarded the Certificate of Achievement and Service Excellence along with a $500 scholarship, contingent upon their acceptance and matriculation to Mercer University.


On-Campus Experience

Beginning in 2022, the CASE program will introduce a multi-day summer on-campus experience, which will invite eligible CASE Scholars to campus for an immersive learning opportunity focused on service to the community. Students who participate on the on-campus experience will be named CASE Service Scholars and awarded an additional $2,000 scholarship, contingent upon their acceptance and matriculation to Mercer University.

Important Dates and Deadlines

2021-2022 Timeline


Date More Information
April 2021 School counselors and teachers may begin submitting student nominations.
June 2021 Nominated students may begin completing the CASE program application.
November 2021 CASE program nominations are due.
December 2021 CASE program applications are due.
January 2022 Students are named as CASE Scholars.
Rising high school seniors who are CASE Scholars may begin completing the CASE on-campus experience application.
April 2022 CASE program on-campus experience applications are due.
July 2022 Selected students participate in the CASE Program on-campus experience.


How does a student get nominated for the CASE program?

School counselors and teachers can nominate eligible students through the counselor nomination form.

Students can also submit a self-nomination form to be considered by their counselor or school teacher.

What are the eligibility requirements for a student to be nominated?

Students must be a sophomore or junior during the 2021-2022 academic year with a 3.5 GPA and demonstrated service involvement to be eligible for the CASE program.

Do CASE Scholars receive a scholarship?

Yes, all CASE Scholars will receive a $500 scholarship upon matriculation to Mercer University's traditional undergraduate program on the Macon campus. Students who attend the on-campus experience and become CASE Service Scholars will receive an additional $2,000 in scholarship funds.

Who do I contact with additional questions?

Contact Caroline Carlton at 478.301.2314 or carlton_c@mercer.edu.