Mercer Law School offers merit scholarships each year to applicants whose academic records, LSAT or GRE 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). 

Subject to availability of funding, the Law School also provides some limited additional scholarship awards to students who are ranked in the top segment of their class after the first year and who received little or no other Mercer scholarship awards when they entered. Scholarships are renewed for students in good standing.

Priority Scholarship Deadline: January 15

Woodruff Scholarship

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

Woodruff Application Form

Additional Scholarships

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 from other undergraduate institutions are considered as well. 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.