University Scholarships and Grants

Academic Scholarships and Grants

Mercer’s merit-based scholarships and grants require full-time enrollment (at least 12 hours) unless the student is in his/her last semester before graduating and the remaining courses are required for their program.

Merit-based tuition scholarships are awarded to full-time new freshman and new transfer students on the Macon Campus by the Office of University Admissions. Merit-based awards are applied to tuition only. If another source pays full tuition, the merit-based award is canceled.

Mercer University Undergraduate Merit Scholarships are renewed for a total of 8 semesters in most cases and are not available for summer semesters.

If a graduating student is approved for less-than-full-time enrollment, any original Mercer funds awarded to the student are pro-rated based on the number of hours enrolled. The proration is based on Mercer’s tuition costs, which is based on a 15 hour enrollment.

For example, a $10,000 scholarship prorated for 8 credit hours would calculate as the following:

$10,000 /15 hours = $666.67 which results in 8 hours X 667 = $5,336

For more information about available Academic Scholarships and Grants, please visit the Office of University Admissions Academic Scholarships and Grants page or you may contact the Admissions office by calling (478) 301-2650.

Institutional Aid and Endowments

Mercer University funds are awarded for a total of 8 semesters and are not available for summer semesters. For more information about Institutional Aid and Endowments, please contact the Office of Student Financial Planning by calling at (478) 301-2670.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholars

Continuing the legacy of Lettie Pate Whitehead, Mercer University’s Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholars Program equips female, Christian students from diverse backgrounds, who have demonstrated academic excellence, service, and leadership, to achieve their educational goals, while challenging them to inspire and empower the communities they serve. Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholars make a significant extracurricular commitment to participate in a variety of activities, including an annual celebration event, service projects, developmental workshops, and other experiences.

See full eligibilty and application details.

Ministerial Aid

Those who plan to enter a full-time Christian vocation after graduation are eligible for Ministerial Aid. An annual letter of intent is required from the student, as well as an annual letter of recommendation from the student's current pastor. These students must also meet each semester with the Dean of Chapel in order to be approved for Ministerial Aid, and enroll in at least 5 hours of Christianity courses per year.