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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Videos must be submitted by 11:59PM on Friday, April 24th, 2020.

Tufts University strives to foster a learning environment for students to personalize their education around their passions and interests throughout their time at the University. The Office of the Provost recognizes the many interests and passions of Tufts students, and would like to highlight students’ broad range of paths and integrated learning experiences around their interests and passions.

Are you passionate about the sustainability of the planet, affordable and renewable energy, access to food and clean water, improved nutrition and sustainable agriculture, health and wellness, safety and peace, reduced poverty and inequalities, economic growth, access to quality education, enhanced quality of life or other personal interests?

Are you collaborating with peers outside of your major, pursuing a research project or thesis; participating in a student club; learning how to become an entrepreneur or creating a business; exploring the real world as an intern or a resident physician; studying abroad or serving the community; competing as a student athlete or playing club or intramural sports?

We want to hear your Tufts story!


This contest is open to all currently enrolled Tufts students. This includes undergraduate, graduate (Master and PhD), and professional students. Entries should showcase your passions and how you are designing/have designed a personalized educational experience, both inside and outside of the classroom, to fulfill your learning aspirations.

Videos will be evaluated by a panel of Tufts student, staff, and faculty members, and there will be Tufts University top winner with a prize of $1,000 as well as second and third place overall prizes. Submitted videos or clips of videos may be featured on the Tufts website, social media channels, and other digital advertisements.

All videos must be submitted by 11:59PM on Friday, April 24th, 2020.

Video Requirements & Guidelines
  • All videos should be 2 minutes or less.
  • Videos may be uploaded to YouTube (or other streaming platforms), or uploaded along with a completed application via Qualtrics.
  • Please ensure that there is clear audio and that the video quality is high resolution.
  • Videos should be oriented horizontally.
  • All videos must be original entries created for the purpose of this contest.
  • Entries can showcase short stories, artwork, dance, or other art forms as long as the final submission is in the form of a video.

Submissions will be evaluated based on their ability to encompass and integrate the following experiences related to your passions:

  • Research/Scholarly Projects
  • Real World Experiences (internship, residency, practicum)
  • Multicultural Experiences (international experiences, diversity and inclusion work)
  • Civic Engagement
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Interdisciplinary and Inter-professional Studies, Project, and Experiences

In addition, we would like to hear what you are doing related to:

  • Wellness and Well-Being (intellectual, emotional, physical, social)
Student Ambassadors

The students listed below are Student Ambassadors for this contest. These are students who have already submitted videos, and are here to encourage and assist their peers with their own entries. Please feel free to watch their videos to help with your own entries, and reach out to them with any questions.

Name School Email Video Link
Tyler Brown & Tyrell Fridie School of Dental Medicine;


Rae Deveney Undergraduate Arts & Sciences


Leah Paterno-Olivari Cummings School


Ashwini Sunkavalli Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences


My Tufts Story Video Festival
In light of current event restrictions, winners will be announced in a university-wide email on May 1st, 2020. A mini video festival will be held in the fall of 2020 to showcase all entries. In additional to individual winners, the school with the largest number of entries (per capita) will be recognized.