The School of Social Work has received a $100,000 gift from the Amherst Foundation to create the Cole William Adams Memorial Endowed Presidential Fellowship.
Endowed Presidential Fellowships (EPFs) are prestigious, merit and need based graduate-level awards with recipients among the best and brightest in the student body. This is only the second EPF ever created at the School of Social Work and the first endowment dedicated to supporting master’s students interested in the field of addiction and recovery.
The partners of Amherst created this EPF to honor Cole’s memory and to do something meaningful for his mother and fellow partner, Tracy Erwin. According to his friends and family, Cole greatly enjoyed helping others. Through this fellowship, his legacy of caring and kindness will carry on.