Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts HistorySauer, Anne
Gemma Cifarelli Memorial Scholarship, 1956
The Gemma Cifarelli Memorial Scholarship, established in 1956 by classmates and fellow students in memory of Gemma Cifarelli of the Class of 1957, is awarded to a junior who has combined good academic standing with participation in activities of importance to the university.
Gemma Cifarelli, of Hempstead, Long Island, was a member of the class of 1957. She was a history major with a minor in psychology who took six courses a semester and was on the Dean's List. In her sophomore year she was one of the peppiest cheerleaders on the football field, described by the Tufts Weekly as "a cute, dark haired little girl who personified energy itself." Her unbounded enthusiasm and her tireless energy made her known to almost everyone at Tufts. She was planning to go to Europe and then to attend law school. In early December 1955 she died following a car accident.
Source: BTU[Arts and Sciences/Engineering]; 100H
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