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Amherst College

164465
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Amherst, MA

University Website:  www.amherst.edu
Apply Online:  https://www.amherst.edu/admission/apply/firstyear

Amherst College is a private liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. Amherst is an exclusively undergraduate four-year institution and enrolled 1,817 students in the fall of 2012. Students choose courses from 35 major programs in an unusually open curriculum. Amherst is ranked as the second best liberal arts college in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and ranked thirteenth out of all U.S. colleges and universities by Forbes.

Founded in 1821 as an attempt to relocate Williams College by its President Zephaniah Swift Moore, Amherst is the third oldest institution of higher education in Massachusetts. Amherst remained a men's college until becoming coeducational in 1975.

Amherst has historically had close relationships and rivalries with Williams College and Wesleyan University which form the Little Three colleges. It is also a member of the Five College Consortium.

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Amherst College College Scholarships

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Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Program

Up to $35,000 Varies See Details

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Program

award

Up to $35,000

deadline

Varies
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IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details

IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

Varies
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Cargill Global Scholars Program

Cargill, Incorporated

$2,500 Varies See Details

Cargill Global Scholars Program

Cargill, Incorporated

award

$2,500

deadline

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IES Need-Based Financial Aid Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students

Up to $2,000 Varies See Details

IES Need-Based Financial Aid Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students

award

Up to $2,000

deadline

Varies
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IES Diversity Merit-Based Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students

Varies Varies See Details

IES Diversity Merit-Based Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students

award

Varies

deadline

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