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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.

  • The Center for the Humanities at Tufts received a grant from the Mellon Foundation to perform Mellon Sawyer Seminars for 2016—2017, which will focus on Comparative Global Humanities.
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The Crowdfunding at Tufts website, crowdfund.tufts.edu, showcases the wide range of these projects, including some you might not have suspected were going on at the university.
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Ted and Lori Samuels, co-chairs of the President's Council at Tufts, hope to give future students the same kind of support, opportunities, and guidance that formed the heart of Lori's Tufts experience—as well as inspire future donors to follow their lead.
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Norman Einstein, M73, pledged $400,000 to set up a scholarship program that will provide up to $10,000 a year for up to four medical students at a time. The scholarships will be for the neediest students, on top of what Tufts would already provide for financial aid.