Scholarships and Endowed Funds

Establishing an endowment is a visionary and generous act that makes both an immediate and permanent impact at Mercer. Donors who choose to establish an endowed fund often do so in honor or memory of someone who has made a difference in their lives. Endowments are long-term investments that will be used for the purpose of the donor’s choosing to support and enhance the educational purposes of the University.

Endowed scholarships are funds established by individuals, families, or groups of donors that can broadly assist students with tuition and fees, or they can be based on academic standing or merit, financial need, area of study, or other approved criteria.

Endowed scholarships and funds require a minimum contribution of $25,000, which can be paid over a period of five years. For more information on establishing an endowed fund, contact Shawna R. Dooley, Associate Vice President of Advancement, at (478) 301-2720 or