About Us

Wade Fellows

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Anthony Jack ’07
Wade Fellow 2016–19

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Dr. Nadia Biassou
’88 Wade Fellow 2019–21


Facilitating a quick and smooth transition to the culture and values of Amherst College, so that students can acquire the information and skills that will allow them to take full advantage of its educational opportunities.

Providing students with sustained institutional support that will enhance their qualification for admission and ensure their success in graduate and professional schools.

Providing ongoing academic and professional development opportunities.

Nurturing a community of undergraduate scholars who are dedicated to academic excellence and diversity.

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Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF)
Wade Fellowship
Supports the Summer Science Program

The Office for Student Academic Development also connects Amherst students to academic programs such as the Creating Connections Consortium Summit (C3), the National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC), the Engaged Scholarship & Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference (ESSJ), the Annual Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education, and the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students.