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U.S. Veteran Applicants
Jacob Worrell ’12E, above, is an American veteran who transferred to Amherst. Watch videos of Jacob and other transfer students talking about transitioning to Amherst.
Learn more about Amherst student experiences on our “Lives of Consequence” pages.
Amherst is actively seeking to enroll qualified men and woman who are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. In 2008, Amherst created a permanently endowed scholarship fund for veterans who are accepted and enroll at the college. The Veterans Scholarship fund provides enough financial aid to cover the full demonstrated financial need of qualified former American servicemen and servicewoman. Learn more about the Veterans Scholarship Fund.
Since the creation of this scholarship, most well-qualified veterans who have enrolled at Amherst began their academic careers at community colleges or other institutions. Please see our information pages for transfer applicants and the Amherst Community College Collaboration Agreement to learn more about the transfer requirements. Qualified U.S. veterans may also apply to Amherst as first-year students.
The college is proud to offer an application fee waiver to any veteran interested in applying via our Financial Aid Quick Pass.
For more information about applying as a veteran, please contact Assistant Dean of Admission Alexandra Hurd at 413-542-2328.