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.

Many more ask colleges for aid

"We have made it a priority to reach out to students who are bright but don't have the resources," said Joe Paul Case, Amherst's director of financial aid, in this Boston Globe article about the impact of the credit crunch on today's undergraduates.

Aid for First-Year and Transfer Students

Your educational objectives should be the most important factors in choosing a college, but the cost of attendance may also be a major consideration for you and your family. Amherst College is committed to making financial aid available to all students with financial need so that cost does not become the determining factor in making a decision about Amherst. For this reason, you should not fail to apply for admission to Amherst because of financial need.