Helping first-generation college students thrive

For Tufts freshmen who are the first in their families to attend college, or who have graduated from underresourced high schools, BLAST offers an in-depth introduction to Tufts and the college experience and ongoing activities that foster friendships, self-discovery, and academic success.

BLAST begins with an immersive six-week program on campus, prior to the first semester. During the next four years, participants gain access to Tufts best educational opportunities, including research, studying abroad, and student leadership.

BLAST scholars form a unique community, offering encouragement, inspiration, and mentorship. Please join us in supporting this high-impact program and the remarkable students it serves. Make a gift today.

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