Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History
Joseph and Sara Stone Prize,
The Joseph and Sara Stone Prize is given to a student in the field of Judaic studies who demonstrates excellence in the field and, whose concern for others reflects the enormous efforts of Joseph and Sara Stone to overcome great financial hardship in attaining, for themselves and their children the benefit of an excellent education.
Joseph Stone (1902-1984) and Sara Perlis Stone (1912-1969) were first-generation Americans born in Boston. Although neither had a college education, they were bright and vibrant people. Through hard work, they prospered and they were always very generous. Their son-in-law, Kenneth Blotner, A1960, M1964, and grandson, Mark D. Blotner, A1987, are Tufts graduates. It is fitting that their children honor their memory with a prize in Judaic Studies.
Source: BTU[Arts and Sciences/Engineering]; 100H