Mercer awards over three million dollars in scholarships every year to students whose academic record, LSAT scores, and personal achievements demonstrate the potential for outstanding performance in the study of law. Every accepted applicant is automatically considered for a merit scholarship with the exception of the George W. Woodruff Scholarship (see description below). In addition, any student who did not receive a scholarship as an incoming student but who finishes the first year in the top 25% of the class is eligible to be considered for a scholarship award for the final two years of law school. Scholarships are renewed for students in good standing. Applicants are encouraged to complete their admission application no later than January 1 to receive scholarship consideration.
The George W. Woodruff Scholarship is a merit based scholarship awarded to four members of each entering class. This scholarship covers tuition and a $5,000 annual stipend for books and living expenses. To be considered eligible for this scholarship, the applicant must submit a Woodruff Scholarship Application by January 15 and have a complete admission application by January 15. This scholarship is automatically renewed as long as the student remains in good academic standing.
To apply for the Scholarship please complete the essay question below. The essay should be one to two pages. Once you complete the essay you may email the essay to Natalie Sundeen at email@example.com or you may fax to the Admissions Office at 478-301-2989.
Walter F. George Foundation Public Service Scholarships are awarded to students with strong undergraduate credentials who have demonstrated a commitment to their communities and an interest in pursuing a career in public service. This scholarship covers full tuition for three years of law school and the student will also receive a $6,000 summer community service fellowship for one or two summers spent in public service work.
Jesse Mercer Scholarships are awarded each year to three outstanding Mercer undergraduates.
Mercer Lawyer Scholarships are awarded to students based on their potential for excellence and leadership within the legal profession.
Dean's Scholars are scholarships awarded to highly qualified applicants attending the following institutions: Agnes Scott, Albany State, The Citadel, Florida A&M, Furman, Hampton, Millsaps, Morehouse, Spelman, University of the South, and Wesleyan College. Applicants should exhibit a strong academic record with exceptional character and leadership abilities. To be considered a Dean’s Scholar, applicants are encouraged to complete their admission application no later than January 1. The number of scholarships awarded each year will be determined by the Admissions Committee and the availability of funds.
The Public Interest Fellowship Program is designed to encourage students to pursue a career in public service. Each summer several first and second year students are selected as fellows in the program. As fellows, these students are placed for one summer with a law related public interest organization and awarded a stipend for their summer placement.
Council on Legal Education Opportunity Scholarships Mercer is an active participant and sponsor of the National CLEO Program. CLEO is a nonprofit project of the American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education, dedicated to diversifying the legal profession by expanding legal education opportunities for members of underrepresented groups.