Amherst, MA Area Scholarships

Amherst (/ˈæmərst/ (listen)) is a town in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Connecticut River valley. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,819, making it the highest populated municipality in Hampshire County (although the county seat is Northampton). The town is home to Amherst College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, three of the Five Colleges. The name of the town is pronounced without the h ("AM-erst"), giving rise to the local saying, "only the 'h' is silent", in reference both to the pronunciation and to the town's politically active populace.

Amherst has three census-designated places; Amherst Center, North Amherst, and South Amherst.

Amherst is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area. Lying 22 miles (35 km) north of the city of Springfield, Amherst is considered the northernmost town in the Hartford-Springfield Metropolitan Region, "The Knowledge Corridor".

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Schools in and around Amherst, MA

University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Four or more years; Public; $33,096 average out-state tuition; $15,030 average in-state tuition
Amherst College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $53,430 average out-state tuition; $53,430 average in-state tuition
Hampshire College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $50,030 average out-state tuition; $50,030 average in-state tuition