One of the few top LACs (the only top LAC?) to offer merit scholarships.
Unfortunately, merit aid doesn't necessarily equate to a better aid package, as Cygne et al. have discovered. Although she received a STRIDE, her financial aid from Amherst was more substantial.
MHC and Colgate, despite offering non-need based aid awards, also have been bested by other top colleges.
It can be frustrating.