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:
Amherst High School Scholarships
Amherst College Scholarships
Amherst University Scholarships
Society of Manufacturing Engineers Scholarship
Deadline: Feb 01, 2023
Information Security Undergraduate Scholarship
Deadline: Feb 28, 2023
Tall Clubs International Scholarship
Deadline: Mar 01, 2023
Regeneron ISEF Awards
Deadline: Mar 19, 2023
Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence
Deadline: Mar 22, 2023
Kochhar & Co. Scholarship
Deadline: Mar 31, 2023
For School Specific Scholarships, select one of the schools below:
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
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.