Nomination for the Schupf Scholars Program

An Honor and An Opportunity

I would not have become who I am without Amherst.”
—Axel Schupf ’57

picture of johnson chapel Amherst’s Schupf Scholars Program recognizes and encourages the highest level of academic excellence. Each year, the college nominates for this program the most stellar students from an exceptionally talented group of high school seniors who have been accepted to Amherst. This nomination is an honor that is based on a record of outstanding academic achievement and the potential to enrich our community of scholars. Students who attend Amherst as Schupf Scholars enjoy a variety of opportunities that encourage academic exploration and growth in exciting, individualized, and intensive ways and that form a unique part of the undergraduate experience. The program provides support for student research. Schupf Scholars work one-on-one with members of the Amherst faculty and participate in the faculty-led Schupf Seminar Series. In addition, a small number of students are invited to become Schupf Scholars at the end of their first year at Amherst, based upon an outstanding academic record and nomination by a faculty member at the college.


If you have questions about the Schupf Scholar Program, please email Austin Sarat, Associate Dean of the Faculty, at