In Anne's Spirit supports annual scholarship at Tufts University and Lexington High School
For both scholarships, students apply for the awards

Tufts University

Lexington High

Tufts University

Anne E Borghesani Memorial Prize at Tufts

This prize, founded by Anne’s family and friends at the time of her death, is an incentive award that enables the recipient(s) to undertake a project, activity or plan of study in any field involving international issues. The prize is designed to inspire personal and intellectual growth, increase understanding of all peoples, and encourage a commitment to community reminiscent of that which was so evident in Anne.

Students from a variety of Tufts majors have used the prize to venture abroad and study, conduct research, participate in international internships, and become involved in social change movements. Borghesani award recipients have carried out their plans in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Central and South America, the Middle East, and South Asia. The commitment of the recipients has continued after graduation as they move into fields in medicine, law, and teaching. Several students have been granted Fulbright Awards for further study initiated as Borghesani scholars.

In her remarks at a recent colloquium, Anne’s mother spoke of Anne’s rich and happy years at Tufts when she grew intellectually and socially. Her trips to Russia, during the ‘cold war’, with Prof. David Sloane and her visit to a divided Berlin during her junior year abroad awakened her to the importance of personal dignity and freedom of choice. She wrote in a letter after visiting East Berlin, ‘why am I free, what is freedom?”. These students, who reflect Anne’s values and interests, ask these same critical questions during their experiences abroad.

As the Borghesani Prize continues into its third decade at Tufts, the importance of understanding the world community has never been more apparent. The Borghesani Prize is an excellent vehicle to work toward that goal. The fund continues to work to increase the value of the prize and the Borghesani family and classmates of Anne’s are actively involved in prize selection and maintain relationships with the recipients.

Recipients of the Tufts Scholarship ​

Lexington High School

Anne E Borghesani memorial Prize at LHS

This Memorial Prize at Lexington High recognizes a graduating female who best exemplifies Anne’s caring commitment to school and community service. The recipients continue to demonstrate their commitment to service during college and in their careers. Anne’s classmates, the LHS Class of 1985, created this yearly prize in 1990. The LHS committee maintains connections with past recipients of the Prize and encourages the continued development of the AEB Memorial Prize community. In recognition of the significant work done by the Anne E. Borghesani Memorial Prize Committee, our Fund has given yearly donations to the scholarship fund.

LHS Recipients of Anne’s Memorial Prize

2022 Selena Davis
2021 Anjali Dulipsingh
2020 Marisa Boni
2019 Anna Benson
2018 Mona Tavanger
2017 Brooke Medley
2016 Hannah Geller
2015 Julie Ballo
2014 Sara Fopiano
2013 Kate Powers
2012 Roldyne Pierre Louis
2011 Meghan Fuery
2010 Noha Ahmed
2009 Emily Sillari
2008 Elana Jabbour
2007 Isabelle Eccles
2006 Libby Mislan
2005 Sarah Keeping
2004 Audrey Gibbons
2003 Hiva Shafa
2002 Dena Bruss
2001 Stephanie Miles
2000 Sarah Crane
1999 Carolyn Grunst
1998 Rena Miller-Jacobs
1997 Betsy O’Neill
1996 Ellen Van Wert
1995 Gayle Holt
1994 Sara Ginns
1993 Elizabeth Crane
1992 Kerri Sarajian
1991 Jennifer Trodella

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