Unlocking Opportunities for Undergraduate Students through Financial Aid

Tufts is committed to affording access to exceptional students based not on their ability to pay, but on their ability—pure and simple. Thanks to generous scholarships, that commitment remains true and results in a vibrant intellectual and diverse community where students can deepen and broaden their lives, their perspectives, and their dreams.

An exciting new Scholarship Challenge aims to ensure that a Tufts education is accessible and affordable to talented students. Funded with $8.5 million in gifts from two couples, both parents of Tufts students and one a trustee, the challenge will match dollar-for-dollar endowed scholarship gifts of $50,000 to $500,000. Your gift, doubled in value, will also double its impact in benefiting future Jumbos.


Steven Schwab

Without financial aid, I would not be here in the first place. I would not be able to pursue the path I’m pursuing, hopefully as a physician or a researcher, or maybe both. I’m super grateful.

Steven Schwab, A20, Dolan Family Endowed Scholarship Recipient
Sara Blake

I am a first-generation student, and attending college was always a dream of mine. Being at Tufts has opened my eyes, as well as given me opportunities I would not have received anywhere else. I am truly grateful for my scholarship because it helps me receive such a high-level education with the goal of bettering myself.

Sara Blake, E21, Diefenderfer Scholarship Recipient

The Tufts Promise

For generations, we have worked hard to ensure that talented students, regardless of their financial means, could access a Tufts education, and we’re proud of that history. Today, Tufts anchors that core value in a promise: 100 percent of an undergraduate’s demonstrated financial need will be covered for all four years of college, even if the student’s financial situation changes.

Your gift to Tufts is the key to changing students’ lives—and the world. We hope you’ll consider joining the Scholarship Challenge, along with other alumni, parents, and friends.

Make a Difference

To learn more about the Scholarship Challenge, please download our Arts & Sciences and Engineering PDFs, or contact:

Nancy Mahler, School of Arts and Sciences - 617-627-3732, as_development@tufts.edu

Kosta Alexis, School of Engineering - 617-627-4512, engineeringdevelopment@tufts.edu

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