Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History
Seymour and Marcia Simches Scholarship Fund, 1986
The Seymour and Marcia Simches Scholarship Fund, established in 1986 by friends and family members of Professor Seymour Simches. This fund is awarded annually to an outstanding student in financial need who is majoring in one of the humanities.
Seymour Oliver Simches received a Ph. D. in Romance Languages from Harvard University in 1950. In 1954, he accepted the position of assistant professor of Romance Languages at Tufts and in 1962 was named John Wade Professor of Modern Languages. Professor Simches has been prominent as an innovator in higher education by developing new teaching methods in foreign languages. He helped establish the Experimental College in 1964 and taught the first course in the college. The Simches Award was created to honor those faculty members who, like Professor Simches, dedicate their lives to making this a special place for students by the quality of their mentoring and advising.
Source: BTU[Arts and Sciences/Engineering]; 100H