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Tufts Alumni Association First Gen Scholarship

Participation Drive
270 Donors
Towards goal of 250 Donors
$18,496.00 Raised
Project has ended
Project ended on June 30, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Renew your support of first gen students!

June 07, 2019

Dear Tufts Supporter,


Thank you for supporting the Tufts Alumni Association’s Crowdfunding project last year! Your gift went directly toward a scholarship for a deserving Jumbo student who is the first in their family to attend college. You can help support the scholarship again this year.


Last year, your gift, combined with the generosity of 269 other Jumbo donors, helped make dreams a reality! 


The Boston Globe recently featured the incredible first gen community at Tufts; please take a moment to read the article. Your gift is helping to support these wonderful students and programs.  


Now, we are excited to officially kick off fundraising for the 2019 Tufts University Alumni Association First Gen Scholarship project!  Please visit to renew your support and share with your networks. Every gift goes directly to the selected student, and it shows the support of the Tufts community for students who are paving a new path.


Thank you!


Jen Bokoff, A08, David Meyers, A96, and Steve Wermiel, A72, A10P


Goal is exceeded and new challenge! Thank you!

June 30, 2018

Wow, we did it!!! 254 alumni stepped up and said “we support you!” to a first generation college student at Tufts. With the $5,000 match from the Alumni Council, we now have a scholarship of $21,721 THANK YOU! And, I have exciting news to share—we can unlock additional money with one more challenge. For every additional 50 people who contribute to this campaign, the Alumni Council will contribute an additional $1,000! Help us by emailing five friends and posting to your social media.Less than 24 hours left, let’s do this!

Can you help us cross the finish line?

June 28, 2018

We’re in our final push! With two days left, we need just 41 more donors to activate this second annual scholarship and the $5,000 match from the Alumni Council. We’ve already raised over $13,500 from 209 alumni, which is incredible and will go directly to to a first generation college student at Tufts. Investing in a first generation student is an investment in access, perspective, and leadership. Please join me and help get out the word in these last 48 hours. Call, email, and tweet your friends. Every donation is valuable no matter what the size! Let’s show our next recipient that there’s a Jumbo community that supports their learning and growth!

-Jen Bokoff, A'08

Great momentum!

June 15, 2018

At Back to the Hill -- the young alumni weekend at Tufts -- 45 people made a gift to support this effort! Their contributions highlight that every gift really is Jumbo; a gift in any amount truly helps us get closer to our goal. It's halfway through the month and we're already at 39% towards our participation goal of 250 donors. As a volunteer serving on the Alumni Council, this is my favorite fundraising effort to support each year because your gift goes 100% to a scholarship for a first generation student, which is exactly who I'm excited to support. Help spread the word to your friends and have them join you in this important, easy effort!

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