Amherst College has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to adapt residential liberal arts education to a new population of students and changing circumstances. The grant will allow the College to enhance its longstanding commitment to rigorous education in the liberal arts and expand its efforts to create a vibrant and inclusive community in which diversity benefits all students, faculty and staff. The grant follows a successful, decade-long approach to recruitment and financial aid that has made Amherst’s student body one of the most diverse among its peer institutions. The grant also comes as a generational shift in the faculty has brought a new wave of professors to campus.
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