Father and daughter hugging at graduation

Access to Higher Education

Tufts believes tuition should not be a barrier to education, and so strives to attract students from all socioeconomic backgrounds with generous financial aid. Because an intellectually vibrant community is inherently diverse and inclusive, the university will continue to expand scholarship resources and to give students the support they need to succeed.

  • Starting in the fall of 2019, scholars from around the world will explore past and present meanings of family and kinship in a year-long seminar led by Tufts University and supported by the Mellon Foundation through its Sawyer Seminar program.
Cruz and Peterson
Married couple Aristides “JR” Cruz, A02, M06, and Ashley Peterson, A03, M12, share a passion for health care—and for giving back to the School of Medicine. “We feel like the institutions that educated us deserve our support.”
Dr. Ho
A $5.6 million gift from Samuel Ho, M76, will endow the Sam W. Ho Health Justice Scholars Program and strengthen opportunities for students to service the underserved.
Lipsett and Paul
Jim Lipsett, A61, M69, and Paul LaRiviere have endowed a scholarship through a bequest that will benefit coming generations of undergraduates in the School of Arts and Sciences.