On-Campus Experience: Amherst College Diversity Open House (DIVOH)



    On the online application, there is a section for you to list “Community Based Organizations.” In that section, you MUST provide the complete name of your Boys & Girls Club in order to be considered for a slot.
Dates of Experiences
    September (Cohort 1)/October (Cohort 2)

About the Program
    As part of Amherst College’s commitment to diversity, the Office of Admission hosts two weekend Diversity Open Houses (DIVOH) in the fall to introduce prospective applicants to Amherst’s campus, student body, faculty, classes, and residence halls. The Diversity Open Houses are available to all prospective students, but the DIVOH selection committee prioritizes the invitation of students from traditionally under-represented groups, such as African-American, Hispanic/Latino American, Native American, and Asian-American backgrounds, as well as first-generation students.

    Eligibility Requirements

    •   Must have an active membership in a Boys & Girls Club
    •   Must be a high school senior in the fall of 2017
    •   Must reside in the U.S.
    •   Must complete an on-line DIVOH application (essay required)
    •   Must submit a copy of your transcript (an unofficial one will be accepted through your junior year and a list of senior classes)
Grade when applying
    •   Rising 12th graders
Slots Available
    •   2 slots available (1 for each cohort)
Terms of On Campus Summer Experience
    •   Scholarship value: $1500
    •  Two-day, two night overnight program
    •  Amherst College will be responsible for transportation to and from campus. On-campus housing and meals included. Students should be prepared to bring spending money
    •  Chaperones are responsible for their travel fees and hotel accommodations

Application Deadline

    August 17, 2017
About Amherst College
    Amherst College educates men and women of exceptional potential from all backgrounds so that they may seek, value, and advance knowledge, engage the world around them, and lead principled lives of consequence.

    Amherst brings together the most promising students, whatever their financial need, in order to promote diversity of experience and ideas within a purposefully small residential community. Working with faculty, staff, and administrators dedicated to intellectual freedom and the highest standards of instruction in the liberal arts, Amherst undergraduates assume substantial responsibility for undertaking inquiry and for shaping their education within and beyond the curriculum.
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