In 1986, Mercer University and Tift College Alumnae Association joined together to form a historic partnership to preserve the legacy of Tift College, a Baptist women's college in Forsyth, that had recently merged with Mercer. Over the years, Mercer has honored its commitment to maintain the heritage, identity and ideals of Tift College, most notably through the Tift College Scholars Program. The program honors a select group of young women at Mercer with scholarships and inclusion in one of the University's most distinguished scholastic organizations.
Year Founded: 1990
Number of Scholars: 200
Coordinator: Erin Pitts Lones, (478) 301-5548, firstname.lastname@example.org
Highlight for this Academic Year: Thirty-eight freshmen were welcomed into the Tift College Scholars Program this year.