Outside Scholarships and Grants

Many agencies, employers, military and service organizations award funds to students. Receipt of these external awards may result in a reduction of Need-Based Federal Aid and Institutional Scholarships from Mercer. Therefore, if you are a financial aid recipient, you must notify the Office of Student Financial Planning, in writing, of any resources you anticipate receiving from sources other than Mercer. To the extent possible, we will adjust loan awards before reducing grant funds. Examples include Veterans' Benefits, Employer Reimbursements, etc.

It is also your responsibility to notify the Office of Student Financial Planning of any special instructions or billing information regarding external funds. All checks for these awards must be sent to the Office of Student Financial Planning. No credit will be entered on your account before the check arrives. It is Mercer's policy to equally divide external scholarships between fall tuition and spring tuition each semester unless otherwise specified by the donor.

Scholarship Universe

Mercer University students can now find scholarships opportunites in one place. Scholarship Universe contains thousands of private scholarships that have been researched. Login today using your MyMercer username and password to start matching to scholarships today!


There are many search tools and resources students can use to research other applicable sources of financial assistance.

Peterson's Scholarship Search Tool

BestColleges.com Financial Aid Resource Search Tool

Department of Labor Scholarship Search Tool

Tuition Funding Sources Search Tool (sponsored by Wells Fargo)

Information about Scholarship Scams