Submitted on Thursday, 3/1/2018, at 12:20 PM

Diverse recently published a piece about the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarding Amherst College a prestigious $500,000 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program grant to fund an initiative to attract and better serve students from underrepresented groups.

“The goal of MMUF is compatible with Amherst, a renowned liberal arts institution with a highly diverse student body,” wrote Diverse. “At present, 44 percent of U.S. students at Amherst identify as students of color. One of the school’s chief principles is that liberal arts education develops individuals with deep understanding of the world and the possibility to create positive change through innovation and critical thinking.”