Donors want to hear from you!

Congratulations on receiving an award from Amherst. Please join us in communicating the impact of this funding with those who made it possible by answering a few short questions about yourself that we can share with the donors. Select your award type at the top of this page to submit your responses. Please be as detailed and descriptive as possible, and carefully proofread your responses.

Why should I answer these questions?

Every year, the College reports to donors on the impact of scholarships, fellowships, prizes, and other awards. The most important part of each report is the voice of students. Donors love to hear about who you are and what you’re up to. Sharing a bit about yourself is a great way to connect with alumni—and to show off all your amazing accomplishments. Plus, your words just might inspire more philanthropy, expanding opportunities for outstanding students like you in the future.

What if I need help writing my responses?

We’re here to help! Contact if you want some examples or have any questions. You might also find helpful these resources from the Writing Center.

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