Benefits

Honors Award

All members of the Honors program will receive a $1000 tuition scholarship. This scholarship will be applied directly to the member's tuition bill; half in the fall and half in the spring. 

Study Abroad Scholarships and Programs

Honors Global Scholars

The Honors Global Scholars program is a training program that spans the sophomore year and culminates with two students being chosen to receive a $10,000 scholarship for a semester or yearlong study abroad program. All students who participate in the program can benefit from the writing skills, personal statement, and interviewing preparedness offered in this course.


The D'Angelo Scholarship

The Dolores Amidon D’Angelo Scholarship is a scholarship for Honors students who want to study abroad. This scholarship goes towards both semester courses, summer courses, and Simmons travel courses. Students apply for the D’Angelo Scholarship through the study abroad scholarship application.

Leadership Opportunities

Student Steering Committee (SSC)

The Student Steering Committee is a small group of Honors students who attend monthly meetings with the Honors Director to discuss curricular issues within the Honors Program and propose new programs and ideas.

If you are interested in learning more about the SSC, please email honors.program@simmons.edu.


Honors Liaison

The Honors Liaison, comprised of students in all four undergraduate classes, organizes activities throughout the year. The liaison is a student-led organization that focuses on representing Honors students within the Simmons and Boston communities.

Joining the Honors Liaison gives students an opportunity to meet other students who are driven by the passion for learning new things and the desire to organize exciting events.

If you are interested in learning more about the liaison, please email honors-liaison@simmons.edu.


Honors Leadership Teas

Leaders in the Simmons community have intimate sessions with Simmons students to inspire, guide, and share their experiences on empowerment and leadership. Recent guests have included Lisa Smith McQueenie and Katie Conboy.


Peer-to-Peer Mentors and Advisors (P2P) 

The Peer-to-Peer (P2P) mentoring program is a paid leadership opportunity for sophomore in the Honors Program. Students will build important communication and leadership skills while gaining visibility at Simmons and fostering a sense of community within the program. Select mentors are trained in course selection, registration, and academic advising to serve as P2P Advisors.


Mentoring Programs

All first year honors students are assigned a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Mentor for their first year. These mentors will communicate over Skype during the summer and meet with their mentees on campus each month throughout year. The mentors will provide a students outlook on dorm life, living in Boston, the Simmons community, classes, surviving freshman year, etc. They will also be able to answer any questions that students have before they get to the college.

Additionally, there are P2P mentors who volunteer as Peer Advisors and are trained in course selection, registration, and academic advising. These advisors will meet with all the honors first-years individually to teach students how to effectively use AARC, to give a student perspective on courses and professors, and to help students prepare for their advising meetings with faculty.