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University Academic Scholarships and Grants
University academic scholarships and grants are awarded annually to qualified incoming new students through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. These funds are awarded to incoming freshmen for eight semesters maximum (fall and spring semesters only), provided a student is enrolled full-time each semester and has not completed undergraduate degree requirements. These scholarships are originally awarded based upon academic merit (i.e., high school GPA and SAT/ACT score). Students must meet established academic criteria for the renewal of their academic scholarships and grants each year. Please contact the Office of Admissions for further information. These academic scholarships are for undergraduate students who are enrolled in traditional undergraduate programs on the Macon Main Campus only; and they are not transferrable to any other Mercer program such as Pharmacy, RAC, Law, Nursing, Medicine, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, etc.
Students seeking merit-based scholarships, or their continuation, may be required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
1. To maintain academic scholarships, students must enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester- Fall and Spring.
2. The minimum standard for the continuation of merit-based scholarships is a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4-point scale) for undergraduate studies. The grade point average will not be rounded up. Specific scholarships and/or academic programs may require a higher grade point average.
3. Cumulative grade point averages and semester loads will be checked at the end of each spring term. A student who fails to meet the requirements 1 and 2 is given a provisional period of one year. If the student fails to meet the requirements at the end of the provisional period, but has maintained an academic load of at least 12 semester hours each term and has a grade point average of at least a 2.0, then the student will retain 50% of the original scholarship amount.
4. The scholarship will be suspended for any student who fails to earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 at the end of the fourth semester.
5. By contacting the Office of Student Financial Planning, students may appeal to have their scholarship reinstated at the original value at the end of a term in which the student meets the aforementioned criteria.
Recipients of merit-based Full-tuition Scholarships:
1. To maintain academic scholarships, students must enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours in each semester- Fall and Spring.
2. The minimum standard for the continuation of merit-based scholarships is a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4-point scale) for undergraduate studies. Grade point average will not be rounded up. Specific scholarships and/or academic programs may require a higher grade point average.
3. Cumulative grade point averages and semester loads will be checked at the end of each spring term. A student who fails to meet the requirements 1 and 2 is given a provisional period of one year. If the student fails to meet the requirements at the end of the provisional period, but has maintained an academic load of at least 12 semester hours each term and has a grade point average of at least a 2.0, then the student’s scholarship will be reduced to the highest merit-based University Scholarship awarded by the admissions office. This scholarship value is currently set at $20,000 per year.
4. Scholarship will be suspended for any student who fails to earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 at the end of the fourth semester.
5. By contacting the Office of Student Financial Planning, students may appeal to have their scholarship reinstated at the original value at the end of a term in which the student meets the aforementioned criteria.