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Tanya Mitra Endowed Scholarship

Tufts alumna Tanya Mitra, A10, passed away on the eve of her 25th birthday, leaving a void in the lives of those who knew her. Tanya was motivated by her passion for life and her dedication to serving others, which inspired her to pursue medicine as her vocation. She was a promising future doctor and a much-loved friend who left a lasting impression on everyone she met—in particular, her fellow students at New Jersey Medical School, where she was a second-year student, and the members of the Tufts Tae Kwon Do team.

To honor Tanya's memory and continue her legacy, her friends and family are establishing an endowed scholarship fund at Tufts, which will bear her name. The Tanya Mitra Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to pre-med students in the School of Arts & Sciences who have demonstrated a desire to pursue a career in medicine and who, like Tanya, are driven to help others both domestically and abroad.

Through this scholarship, Tanya’s friends and family hope to share the gift of a Tufts education with generations of future physicians who have a heart for serving the needy. By providing Tufts students with the resources they need to pursue a career in medicine, this scholarship has the potential to transform the lives of both the students and their patients – thus fulfilling Tanya’s lifelong goal of helping others.

The best way to keep Tanya’s spirit alive within the Tufts community and the medical profession is to support young students in perpetuity who embody not only her zest for life but also her altruistic nature. In the same spirit, when the amount of gifts raised in memory of Tanya reaches $100,000, Tufts University will provide a matching gift of an additional $100,000, allowing the fund to support generations of aspiring medical students.

Thank you in advance for providing the help needed to continue Tanya’s legacy.

To make an online gift to the Tanya Mitra Scholarship, please click the “Give Now” button at the top-right on this page. On the “Giving to Tufts” page, on the “Select a School” menu select “Arts and Sciences”; on the “Select an Area” menu select “Other”; and then type “Tanya Mitra Scholarship” in the resulting text box.

For more information or for other methods of making a gift to the Tanya Mitra Scholarship, please contact the A&S Development Office at 617-627-3732.