Service Scholars Program

Volunteers from across the Friedman school pose for a group shot after volunteering at Food Corps in late 2017
Volunteers from the Friedman School community (staff and students) get together for a group picture after spending the day farming with The Food Project in their Dorchester, MA location. The mission of the Food Project is to create a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system.

The goal of the service scholarship program is to attract prospective students with service backgrounds, establish a larger community of service-oriented students within the Friedman School, and to encourage high-level careers in service and leadership after graduation.

One of Tufts University's core themes is to help create global leaders who can make an impact in society, and here at the Friedman School we are committed to weaving the philosophy of creating and enabling leaders directly into the fabric of our school. From admissions to graduation, from scholarships to careers, we support students who are dedicated to being scholars in the service of transforming our food systems and promoting public health on a global scale.

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Students at the Friedman School are currently raising money to support service-oriented internship activities. Many students are unable to pursue the internship of their choice because the organization cannot provide funding. While many of these unpaid internships involve direct service work with populations we learn about in the classroom and hope to work with in the future, students often accept alternative opportunities with higher financial support. Graduate school is a time to explore your passions and make an impact, and this scholarship will encourage students to take that leap.

The Service Scholars Program recognizes and honors students with service backgrounds by providing scholarship support to match or exceed (up to a full scholarship) the educational stipends earned by participation in most service programs.  To foster professional development we offer training in leadership skills and community building, and opportunities to lead School-wide service efforts in the Boston area.