Mellon Foundation Awards Humanities and Social Science Grant to Amherst College

August 31, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York has awarded Amherst College a matching grant of $1.5 million to create an endowment to bring young scholars to campus as postdoctoral fellows in the humanities and social sciences. Under the terms of the Mellon grant, Amherst will have three years to raise an additional $1.5 million from individual donors.