Scholarship

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Recipients of these prizes have demonstrated intellectual leadership as well as exceptional creativity, breadth, and depth in their scholarship.

The Prize Scholarship of the Class of 1882 recognizes great potential for intellectual leadership and creativity. 

  • The Prize Scholarship of the Class of 1882 Winner: Olivia Holmes
    Olivia Holmes (A20) is a double major in Anthropology & Environmental Studies who excels both in the classroom and out.  Her remarkable insights & critical thinking produces very creative writing that is orientated toward action in the world.  In addition to working as a Writing Fellow at the ARC, she co-founded and is the editor of Currents, … Read more
  • The Prize Scholarship of the Class of 1882 Winner: Anar Kansara
    Described as “equal parts natural scientist, social scientist, teacher of the humanities, and all around excellent,” Anar Kansara (A20) has excelled in the classroom, the laboratory, and in the community. She is a Head Writing Fellow at the Tufts Academic Resource Center and a double major in Political Science and Biology. Given Anar’s intellectual leadership and creativity … Read more
  • The Prize Scholarship of the Class of 1882 Winner: Han Nguyen
    Han Nguyen is a Biomedical Engineering and Japanese double major who continuously impresses those around her with her intellectual leadership and creativity. Since her freshman year, she has conducted independent research to seamlessly bridge nanoelectronic sensors with living cells and tissues for applications in prosthesis, biosensing and hybrid information processing. She was a member of the … Read more
  • The Prize Scholarship of the Class of 1882 Winner: Jake A. Zaslav
    The Prize Scholarship of the Class of 1882 recognizes great potential for intellectual leadership and creativity.  Jake Zaslav (A20) is a highly creative double major in Music and Political Science. During his time at Tufts, he has used his combined interest in politics (organization and advocacy) and music to make real change. He founded Music Orchard, a non-profit … Read more

The Class of 1898 Prizes are given to students with high scholarly ability and a wide range of intellectual interests.

  • The Class of 1898 Prize Winner: Olivia G. Martin
    A supremely talented student with a stellar academic record, Olivia G. Martin (E21) truly is exceptional. At the top of her class in mechanical engineering, she also is a multisport varsity athlete on both the Tufts Track and Field and Cross-Country teams. She is active in numerous engineering societies, the Tufts MAKE club, and in mentorship on … Read more
  • The Class of 1898 Prize Winner: Joshua Tso
    Joshua Tso (A20) is a triple major in Music, Mathematics, and Computer Science. Even within this extraordinarily demanding set of disciplines, he has distinguished himself as one of the most academically and creatively accomplished undergraduate students to set foot in each of his respective departments. Illustrative of his many accomplishments is his winning the Howard Sample … Read more
  • The Class of 1898 Prize Winner: Caiyang Xu
    Caiyang Xu (A20) is a double major in Religion and Mathematics and founder of the Tufts Calligraphy Club. Her professors recognized her “willingness to seek wisdom rather than knowledge” as a motivating factor in her choice of double majors, pursuit of learning three other languages in addition to the two she already spoke, and opportunities she … Read more

The Class of 1942 Prize Scholarship recognizes those seniors most likely to become outstanding university teachers, counselors, or administrators. 

  • The Class of 1942 Prize Scholarship Winner: Sana Ahmed
    Sana Ahmed (A20) is well on her way to a career in studying educational inequality. She has already been accepted to multiple graduate programs and has conducted important research on immigrant labor market discrimination and outcomes. She is described as a “gifted qualitative researcher” by her professors and was praised for her quantitative analysis and reasoning … Read more
  • The Class of 1942 Prize Scholarship Winner: Jonah E. Greene
    The Class of 1942 Prize Scholarship recognizes those seniors most likely to become outstanding university teachers, counselors, or administrators.  An intrepid scholar, talented actor, and skilled director, Jonah E. Greene (A20) combines keen intelligence with exemplary kindness, curiosity with compassion, seriousness of purpose with a profound sense of joy. A true humanist, he understands the power of language … Read more
  • The Class of 1942 Prize Scholarship Winner: Oliver Korten
    During his time at Tufts, Oliver Korten (E20) has enrolled in challenging upper level graduate courses while simultaneously TA’ing for the lower level courses in Computer Science and Mathematics.  He has been the primary author of significant research results at Tufts and a key contributor to others.  Oliver welcomes and mentor newcomers to research groups, as a TA, he is … Read more
  • The Class of 1942 Prize Scholarship Winner: Elizabeth Moison
    Elizabeth Moison (A20) is majoring in Sociology and minoring in Education and is ‘on track’ to become an outstanding university professor who will deftly juggle the teaching, research, mentoring and service that the profession entails.  She sets high expectations for herself and others, and she is writing a stellar senior thesis examining political activism and a … Read more
  • The Class of 1942 Prize Scholarship Winner: Kamen Velichkov
    Kamen Velichkov (A20) is a Quantitative Economics major who demonstrates initiative and a commitment to rigorous examination of the economics of energy regulatory policy. Described by Professor Gib Metcalf as “one of those extraordinary students who comes along every decade or so,” Kamen has already conducted original, empirical research. Kamen investigated the role of regulatory policy … Read more

The Ivan Galantic Special Achievement in Humanities Prize is awarded to students who reach for wisdom, not simply knowledge.

  • The Ivan Galantic Prize Winner: Mikayla Barreiro
    Mikayla Barreiro (A21) has a verve for learning and a rare capacity and drive that spring from the enjoyment that she gets from discovery. A double major in Classical Studies and History, Mikayla follows her intellectual curiosity as a Laidlaw Fellow. Her nominator, Professor David Ekbladh, has been impressed by Mikayla’s ability to synthesize historical material, … Read more
  • The Ivan Galantic Prize Winner: Abigail Gruskin
    Abigail Gruskin (A20) is a budding journalist. She is described as someone who “has a deep consideration of trying to understand and analyze, while withholding judgment, the world from particular perspectives and cultural contexts that are different from her own.” This humility and curiosity will serve her well in her career and are reflective of her … Read more
  • The Ivan Galantic Prize Winner: Rachel Klein
    Rachel Klein (A20) is a Laidlaw scholar who has been on the dean’s list every semester at Tufts. She has a near perfect GPA and is described as a “remarkably wide-ranging thinker” and a leader on and off campus. Multiple professors supported Rachel for this award noting her outstanding performance in their classes from her first … Read more
  • The Ivan Galantic Prize Winner: Kayleigh Milano
    Katherine (Kayleigh) Milano (A20) is aPhilosophy major excelling in graduate level coursework. Noted for her clear, elegant, and persuasive abilities as a writer, Kayleigh also has a keen analytical mind and an aptitude for abstract mathematical thought. Genuinely interested in exploring whether different philosophical approaches can be reconciled, Kayleigh demonstrates a confidence and unmistakable independence of … Read more
  • The Ivan Galantic Prize Winner: Megan Rivkin
    Megan Rivkin (A20) is a gifted playwright and talented director who is majoring in Drama and minoring in Political Science.  As a generous and dynamic leader of a student theatre organization, Megan has impressed Professor Heather Nathans with her “rare gift of being able to adhere to the integrity of her own vision while still participating in … Read more

The Charles F. Seymour, Jr., Prize honors participants in musical theatre with an interest in business.  

  • The Charles F. Seymour, Jr., Prize Winner: Joshua D. Kim
    A talented musician with a passion for musical theatre, Joshua D. Kim (A20) has brought his gifts as a musical director to productions ranging from Blood Brothers to The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Generous with his time and creative energy, he has helped actors navigate the music no matter how challenging the style. He has been a splendid collaborator … Read more