The Robert R. Dewald Summer Scholarship Award

During his 47-year tenure at Tufts, Chemistry Professor Robert Dewald taught nearly 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Professor Dewald's willingness to involve his students in research, mentor undergraduates in the sciences, or lend a helping hand to those seeking his counsel made a significant impact to the Tufts education of countless alumni. In Honor of his dedication several alumni initiated the Robert R. Dewald Undergraduate Summer Scholarship Award.

You can make a gift by going to the Dewald Summer Scholarship Fund website.

To make sure your gift supports the fund, select "Arts and Sciences" under the "Select a School" dropdown menu, "Other" under "Select an Area", and type Dewald Summer Scholarship Fund followed by the amount of your gift.

For more information or for other methods of making a gift to the Dewald Summer Scholarship Fund, please contact:
Matt Scheck, University Advancement:617-627-4315 or

Application deadline for the 2019 Dewald Summer Scholarship - Friday, March 8, 2019

Recipients will receive a $3,500 scholarship and $500 in supply money to carry out their research. The application should include:

•  a description of the proposed project (no more than 2 pages) outlining the novelty of the overall project, their part in it, what they will accomplish, and how their contribution may lead to publication;

•  the name of the chemistry faculty with whom the student will be working;

•  a current copy of their transcript;

•  a current resume.

Corresponding faculty must write a letter of support, differentiating one candidate from another if multiple students from the same group apply, and including how the student’s work will be monitored.

Upon award, it is the responsibility of the awardee to submit an abstract (non-scientific) of their project. Upon completion of the work conducted over the summer, it is the responsibility of the student to provide an abstract that includes accomplishments. These documents along with the student’s picture will be posted to the department’s web page.

Submit applications and abstracts to the Chemistry Office at