Certificate of Achievement and Service Excellence

Case Certificate of Achievement and Service Excellence

Designed for students who will be sophomores and juniors during the 2023-2024 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 submit an application form or 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 enrollment to Mercer University.


On-Campus Experience

Beginning in 2022, the CASE program introduced a multi-day summer on-campus experience, which invited eligible CASE Scholars to campus for an immersive learning opportunity focused on service to the community. Students who participated in the on-campus experience will be named CASE Service Scholars and awarded an additional $2,000 renewable scholarship, contingent upon their acceptance and matriculation to Mercer University. The CASE On-Campus Experience will be held mid-June 2024, at Mercer’s historic Macon campus. Dates coming soon!

Important Dates and Deadlines

2023-2024 Timeline


Date More Information
August 2023 School counselors and teachers may begin submitting student nominations. Students may also begin submitting the application.
January 15, 2024 CASE program nominations are due.
February 1, 2024 CASE program applications are due.
February 2024 Students are named as CASE Scholars.
March 2024 Rising high school seniors who are CASE Scholars may begin registering for CASE on-campus experience.
mid-June 2024 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. Once nominated, students must fill out the CASE application.

Students can also submit a self-nomination form to be considered for the CASE Program.

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

Students must be a sophomore or junior during the 2023-2024 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 residential undergraduate program on the Macon campus. Students who attend the on-campus experience and become CASE Service Scholars will receive an additional renewable $2,000 in scholarship funds.

Who do I contact with additional questions?

Contact Mattie Weldon Zanin at 478.301.2322 or weldon_mm@mercer.edu.