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Alumni Memorial Scholars

Founded in 1946, the Alumni Memorial Scholars (AMS) is a vibrant learning community at Colgate focused on academic excellence, and social and cultural enrichment.

AMS students at Rockefeller Plaza during a two-day research trip to New York City in the spring of 2014. The trip included visits to the Rockefeller Archive Center, Christie's Auction House, and Union Docs Film Center.
Honoring the 166 Colgate alumni who sacrificed their lives in both of the World Wars, the AMS program is comprised of students from each class year selected during the admissions process. The community emphasizes growth and enrichment in four spheres: intellectual, social, cultural, and civic engagement. Prominent in the AMS student experience is the opportunity to receive grants, up to a total of $6,000, that can be used for independent research, academic conference attendance, and internships.

Current Students

Beyond the recognition in the admission process, there are many benefits for Alumni Memorial Scholars. Special events and the academic or research project offer unique opportunities for furthering one's own intellectual growth within a supportive community. 

Prospective Students

If you are a prospective student looking for information on the AMS admission process and other scholars programs, please visit the admission page or contact:

Office of Admission
Phone: 315-228-7401
E-mail: admission@colgate.edu

Contact Us

For general inquiries, please e-mail Sarah Ficken. Or visit our contact page for more information about making appointments and the AMS staff.

The AMS program is part of the Office of National Fellowships and Scholarships.

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