Amherst

There are many scholarships for Amherst students. If you are searching for scholarships for a particular high school located in Amherst, please select the appropriate school from the list below. The scholarship database contains scholarships for Amherst students in the following categories:

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Scholarships

$20,000
SME Education Foundation has awarded $18 million to over 5,000 students since 2005. Graduating high school seniors as well as students pursuing two-year, four-year or graduate degrees in manufacturing or engineering are eligible to apply for scholarships. In the past two years, the Foundation awarded a record number of scholarships to women and minorities as part of a new Diversity,...

$5,000
Aspiring information security professionals have the opportunity to ease some of their educational financial burden with the (ISC)² Information Security Undergraduate Scholarship, offering undergraduate students studying information security up to US$5,000 per recipient.AWARDSUp to 20 scholarships will be awarded. Each scholarship award will be between $1,000 – $5,000If awarded: the funds will be sent to the school with instructions that...

Tall Clubs International Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 01, 2023
$1,000
Kae Sumner Einfeldt, founder of Tall Clubs International, Inc. had dreams of creating an organization that would promote causes that benefit tall people. In 1992, one of those dreams became a reality in the creation of the Tall Clubs International Foundation, Inc. The Foundation began accepting donations as a not-for-profit charitable organization and then became a IRS code 501(c)(3) organization.Each...

Regeneron ISEF Awards

Deadline: Mar 19, 2023
$75,000
Students in grades 9-12 or equivalent must compete in a Regeneron ISEF affiliated science fair and win the right to attend Regeneron ISEF. Each affiliated fair may send a pre-determined number of projects to ISEF (as calculated by participation and high school population) to compete in 21 different categories.Every year, tens of millions of students participate in science fairs around...

$17,500
The Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence supports the recruitment of top students to AI-related master’s programs in Ontario. Valued at $17,500 for one year of full-time study at an Ontario university, these merit-based entrance awards recognize exceptional candidates pursuing a master’s program recognized by the Vector Institute or who are following an individualized study path that is demonstrably AI-focused. Students...

Kochhar & Co. Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 31, 2023
$1,000
Kochhar & Co. Chartered Professional Accountant was founded in 2011 by Biki Kochhar, a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant, with a small office and a single staff member. Kochhar & Co. specializes in owner-managed corporations based in the Okanagan Valley, and has offices in both downtown Kelowna and Penticton.Eligibility:To be eligible for the "Kochhar & Co. Scholarship" a student must:Be attending...

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Amherst Central High School
Amherst Middle School
Amherst Middle School
Amherst Regional High
Amherst Regional Middle School
Souhegan Cooperative High School
Sweet Home Middle School
Sweet Home Senior High School

Amherst is a Canadian town located in northwestern Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. The current population is only more than 9,500 inhabitants.

The town of Amherst is located on an arm of the Bay of Fundy at the northeast end of the Cumberland Basin. It is strategically situated 3 kilometers east of the interprovincial border with New Brunswick on the eastern boundary of the Tantramar Marshes. The town sit about 65 kilometres east of Moncton, New Brunswick. It is also situated 60 kilometres southwest of the New Brunswick abutment of the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island at Cape Jourimain.

The town is the biggest town and the county seat of Cumberland County. The name given to the town by the Micmac peoples was "Nemcheboogwek." It actually meant "going up rising ground" that was a reference to the higher lands east of the Tantramar Marshes. The Acadians who lived here as early as 1672 called the town Les Planches. It was named Amherst by the very first pioneer, Colonel Joseph Morse, in honour of Lord Jeffery Amherst, the commander-in-chief of the British Army within North America throughout the Seven Years' War. Locally, the name is pronounced with a silent "h" as "AM-erst".

The town was initially colonized during the year 1764 by immigrants from Yorkshire after the expulsion of the Acadians, with the original settlement being situated three kilometres southwest of the current town on the seashore of the Bay of Fundy. These early settlers were joined by United Empire Loyalists (Loyalists who fled the American colonies in the American Revolution). A mill was built on the present townsite, and the residents moved to be near work.

In the 19th century, Amherst became an important regional centre for shipbuilding and various services to faraway communities. An indication of the town's significance in Canadian history is seen with its four Fathers of Confederation: Edward B. Chandler, Robert B. Dickey, Jonathan McCully, and Sir Charles Tupper.

Amherst is the retail hub for Cumberland County and the southeastern section of Westmorland County. The town has numerous large box stores, like for example Sobeys, Wal-Mart, Zellers, Atlantic Superstore, Canadian Tire, Kent Building Supplies, and Shoppers Drug Mart, in addition to several fast food restaurants and auto dealerships. There are also smaller independent retailers and restaurants in the downtown area, located amongst several historic buildings. The town's location on Highway 104, that is part of the Trans-Canada Highway, has transformed South Albion street and Robert Angus Drive into a highway service centre.