Amherst College Creates Scholarship Fund for American Veterans
December 9, 2008
AMHERST, Mass.–Amherst College has created a permanently endowed scholarship fund for veterans of the U.S. armed forces who are accepted by and enroll at the liberal arts school. The Veterans Scholarship Fund, as it is called, will provide enough financial aid to cover the full demonstrated need of qualified former American servicemen and servicewomen, starting in the fall of 2009.
Four alumni who’ve seen combat duty in Iraq returned to Amherst in February. Inside a full Cole Assembly Room, they spoke about the war and the military at a panel dedicated to the memory of Josh Gross ’98.