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Tuesday, October 10-Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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Faculty, staff, and students may nominate seniors to apply to be the Wendell Phillips Speaker, and seniors many self-nominate, by Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

All nominated students will be informed by Monday, November 6, 2017 and will be invited to submit an application by Monday, January 22, 2018, including a letter of application, a resume of leadership and service activities, and a recorded speech.

Applications are reviewed by the Committee on Student Life (CSL), and the CSL will invite finalists to present brief speeches at an open forum on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at noon in Goddard Chapel. The CSL will then select the winner. This award also carries a cash prize of approximately $900.

For more information, please contact the University Chaplain, The Reverend Greg McGonigle, at or 617-627-3427.

05/20/2017 – Medford/Somerville, Mass. – Isabella Kahhale, A17, recipient of the annual Wendell Phillips Award, addresses her classmates at the annual Baccalaureate Service on on the eve of Tufts University’s 161st Commencement on May 20, 2017. The Baccalaureate tradition began at Tufts University in 1864. The Wendell Phillips Memorial Scholarship is given annually to a senior, recommended by the Committee on Student Life, who has demonstrated a high sense of public responsibility on the campus. This is one of the two prize scholarships (the other being assigned to Harvard College) that were established in 1896 by the Wendell Phillips Memorial Fund Association in honor of Boston’s great preacher and orator. (Alonso Nichols/Tufts University)