The Simmons College is pleased to announce the Gilbert and Marcia Kotzen Scholars Program. A freshman for the fall semester who has a GPA of 3.3 or higher, un-weighted is encouraged to apply. The program is a competitive merit award that recognizes the best and brightest students interested in a transformative education at Simmons College.The scholarship is awarded for the duration of a four-year period of full-time undergraduate study and will cover full tuition, mandatory fees, and room and board. An additional, winners will receive an annual award of $3000 for study abroad, short-term courses, summer internship tuition, or research support.
Simmons College was established in 1899 by John Simmons, is a private woman focused undergraduate college and private co-educational graduate school in Boston, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Simmons College currently consists of two separate campuses located near the Back Bay Fens in Boston: Academic Campus and Residence Campus.
Students applying for the Kotzen Scholarship must meet the following criteria:
- Apply as a freshman for the fall semester
- Standardized test score of 28 or higher (ACT), 1300 or higher (new SAT) or 1250 or higher (old SAT – CR+M). Minimum of 600 in each SAT section strongly recommended.
- Non-native English speakers must submit TOEFL and SAT or ACT scores
- GPA of 3.3 or higher, unweighted
- College preparatory curriculum including an advanced level math course during, or prior to, your senior year of high school
- A record of taking honors, advanced placement (AP) and international baccalaureate (IB) courses, as available in their high school systems
How to Apply
To apply, the applicant must submit a short answer and a formal essay(the application consists of two parts). On each page of the document, students should include their full name and date of birth.
- Short Answer (of no more than 250 words): How would you use your additional annual award of $3000 (for study abroad, short-term courses, summer internship tuition, and/or research support)?
- Formal Essay (of no more than 500 words): In what manner can a woman most effectively lead change in today’s world?
Students may submit them via email to ugadm-at-simmons.edu with the subject line “Kotzen Application”
The scholarship is awarded for the duration of a four-year period of full-time undergraduate study and supersedes any previously awarded merit scholarship.Students, who meet the criteria below, are often also interested in the Simmons Honors Program. Benefits of the scholarship include:
- The scholarship covers full tuition, mandatory fees, and room and board.
- An additional annual award of $3000 is given for study abroad, short-term courses, summer internship tuition, or research support.
- Applicants must complete and submit both their scholarship application and their admission application to the College by December 1.
- Finalists for scholarship consideration will be notified in mid-January. Recipients will be notified by March 1.