Office of Scholar Development

The Office of Scholar Development was created to help students attain opportunities for independent research and sponsored scholarship. With help from the StAAR Center and the Scholarship Committee, we assist students in the sometimes complicated application process every step of the way, from deciding which scholarship is the right fit to revising application essays.

The research we sponsor and the students we nominate for nationally competitive awards are a way that we tell the world who we are as an institution, and a way we reaffirm Tufts’ commitment to inclusion, critical inquiry, and social justice.

Our office is dedicated to scholarship and teaching in service of the struggle toward equity, safety, and justice for all people and our planet. We reaffirm our commitment to stand in solidarity with those targeted by forces of repression. We actively denounce homophobia, misogyny, racism, transphobia, xenophobia, ablism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and all other forms of hatred and bigotry.

Meet the Staff

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Dr. Anne Moore, Program Specialist

I help undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni from Tufts University find opportunities for money, glory, or hopefully both. I manage all the application processes for nationally competitive awards and manage the largest undergraduate research program at Tufts.

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Lee Nevitt, Program Assistant

Lee is a current PhD candidate in English Literature and a Graduate Writing Consultant. He is the point person for early feedback for the Beinecke Scholarship and the Goldwater Scholarship.

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Carolina Goncalves, Program Assistant

Carolina is a second-year PhD candidate in Child Study and Human Development. She is the point person for essay support for the Gaither Junior Fellows Program and the Critical Language Scholarship

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