New Scholarship Program for African Students at Amherst College

Amherst College Class of 1966 alumnus Arthur W. Koenig has donated $6 million to his alma mater to create the Koenig Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund will be used to bring low-income students from Africa and Latin America to Amherst. Five Koenig Scholars will be named each year. In addition, the endowment will provide funds for Amherst College admissions officers to make recruitment trips to Africa and Latin America each year to interview prospective students.

Koenig, who spent most of his career in the steel industry, is now retired and lives in London.