The Mercer Family Foundation Scholarship

The Mercer Family Foundation understands that education is the key to the future. Hence they are investing in students — offering college scholarships to exceptional college juniors and seniors who have chosen math and/or physics as a career path.The purpose of the program is to support to college students who are not able to attend college without financial assistance. The foundation will provide scholarships of up to $7,500 to the winning candidates.

The Mercer Family Foundation is a 501(c)(3) foundation run by Rebekah Mercer, the daughter of hedge fund manager Robert Mercer. It is a private grant-making foundation in the United States.


  • Limited to juniors and seniors with declared majors in math and/or physics
  • Be a citizen of the United States

How to Apply:

In order to apply, the candidates may submit an online application on the given link:

Supporting Documents:

  • Upload a resume/cv
  • Recommendations: 2 letters of recommendation
  • Essays: submit answers of no more than 500 words each to the following questions:
  • Why did you choose math or physics as your major?
  • What are your career/personal goals after you graduate?
  • If you receive this scholarship, how will it help you achieve these goals?

Submitting Details:

The applicants may send 2 letters of recommendation from either current or former math or physics professors at your university. Address:

Mercer Family Foundation

P.O. Box 19162

Portland, OR 97223

Financial Aid and Award Money:

The Mercer Family Foundation provides scholarships of up to $7,500 to college juniors and seniors.

Application Deadline:

The applications for the 2017-2018 academic year will be accepted from February 1, 2017, through March 31, 2017. Scholarships will be awarded on April 30, 2017.

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