Special Scholarship Opportunities
Mercer University is committed to making academic excellence affordable. High school students and transfer students can apply for a variety of special scholarship opportunities through Mercer University to support their financial needs. Mercer offers a range of scholarships, including scholarship challenge events specific to academic interests such as Engineering, Business, or Journalism and Media Studies.
Special Scholarship Opportunities
Apply to Earn an Academic Scholarship
Certificate of Achievement and Service Excellence
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.
Fabian Distinguished Music Scholars Program
FIRST Robotics Scholarship
Five Star Scholarship
Griffith Scholars Program
Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Program
The Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship provides recipients with an academic community combined with leadership development and mentorship opportunities. Along with this experience, recipients are awarded a scholarship, which is renewable up to eight semesters.
REACH Scholars Program
Spencer B. King, Jr. Creative Writing Scholarship Competition
To participate in the scholarship competition, students must complete an application and submit a work of short fiction of no more than 700 words or two poems totaling no more than 700 words.
Stamps Scholars Program
Tift Scholars Program
SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP WEEKENDS
Experience a Mercer Scholarship Weekend
Mercer University extends invitations to Presidential Scholars Weekend in January and Heritage Scholars Weekend in February to only the most talented first-year applicants. During these invitation-only scholarships events, students will interview with faculty, staff, and alumni; participate in academic experiences; and tour Mercer’s historic Macon Campus.
SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP EVENTS
Attend a Scholarship Challenge
Engineering Scholarship Challenge
Mercer's Engineering Scholarship Challenge is open to seniors and transfer students interested in pursuing a major in Mercer's School of Engineering. While on campus, students will have the opportunity to earn scholarships, meet Engineering faculty and students, tour labs and facilities, and tour our historic Macon Campus.
Business Scholarship Challenge
The Business Scholarship Challenge is open to high school seniors and transfer students interested in pursuing a major in Mercer's Stetson-Hatcher School of Business. Scholarship awards earned through participation in this event replace any initial merit scholarship offer and may range up to full tuition.
Media Changemaker Scholarship Challenge
Are you ready to join the next generation of media innovators? If you think you are up to the challenge, get ready to join us on campus. The Media Changemaker Scholarship Challenge is open to high school seniors and transfer students interested in pursuing a major in Journalism or Media Studies. Scholarship awards range up to full tuition!