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The School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers limited awards in the form of scholarships and assistantships. These awards are competitive and based on academic merit. All on-time and complete applicants are automatically considered for these awards at the time of application review. No separate application form is required for consideration of scholarships or assistantships.


We have also included additional scholarships you can apply to on your own below under "Other Resources". These organizations are not affiliated with Simmons, so make sure to contact them directly as their requirements and deadlines may change. 

Dean's Scholarships
A limited number of Dean's merit scholarships are offered by SNHS. Newly admitted Direct Entry nursing and DPT applicants who will be enrolled full-time are automatically considered for merit scholarships at the time of application review. Although not the only requirement, applicants must have a 3.5 overall GPA and a 3.5 GPA in the science prereqs.  No separate application is required for these competitive awards. Selected students will be informed of such awards in their letters of admission.

Accepted students may defer their enrollment for one academic year but the scholarship does not automatically carry forward to the future term of enrollment. Students will be re-considered. The new award amount may be different than the original award depending upon the competitiveness of the new applicant pool. Awards are canceled if a student withdraws, takes a Leave of Absence or is academically dismissed from the program.
Assistantships

Assistantships for accepted nursing (campus-based programs), nutrition and physical therapy students are determined after a student has been enrolled. Stipends are merit-based and depend on faculty needs and individual student skills.

Scholarships and assistantships alone will not cover the entire cost of tuition or other educational expenses.

SNHS merit scholarships and assistantships are not available for the Certificate in Sports Nutrition (CSN),DNP, PhD in Health Professions , any CAGS or other certificate programs.

Financial Aid low-interest loans are available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

City Year

SNHS is a proud member of City Year's University Partnership Program. Our partnership is also referred to as City Year National Service Scholars program.

Any new applicant to the Direct Entry (DE) Nursing program or to the MS in Nutrition (no other nutrition program option or combination of nutrition programs) who has been employed or is a graduate of City Year is eligible for an application fee waiver. Please call the Office of Admission to obtain the application fee waiver code to enter into your admission application

Special scholarships are also available to City Year staff and graduates. These awards are designated for three specific SNHS academic programs. Awards will be made to two newly accepted Direct Entry (DE) students each year: 25% of tuition for the first three academic semesters (not summer) of full-time enrollment. Application fee waivers are provided unless SNHS converts to NURCAS, a vendor which does not grant application fee waivers on behalf of colleges. Newly accepted students may defer their enrollment for one academic year but the scholarship does not automatically carry forward to the future term of enrollment. Students will be re-considered. The new award amount may be different than the original award depending upon the competitiveness of the new applicant pool. Awards are canceled if a student withdraws, takes a Leave of Absence or is academically dismissed from the program.

Awards will be made to two newly accepted DPT students each year: 25% of tuition for the duration of the DPT program (academic semesters not summer). Application fee waivers cannot be offered since SNHS subscribes to PTCAS, a vendor which does not grant application fee waivers on behalf of colleges. Accepted students may defer their enrollment for one academic year but the scholarship does not automatically carry forward to the future term of enrollment. Students will be re-considered. The new award amount may be different than the original award depending upon the competitiveness of the new applicant pool. Awards are canceled if a student withdraws, takes a Leave of Absence or is academically dismissed from the program.

An award will be made to one newly accepted student to the MS in Nutrition program (no other nutrition program option or combination of nutrition programs) each year: 25% of tuition for the first two semesters of full time enrollment (academic semesters not summer). Application fee waivers will be provided. Newly accepted students may defer their enrollment for one academic year but the scholarship does not automatically carry forward to the future term of enrollment. Students will be re-considered. The new award amount may be different than the original award depending upon the competitiveness of the new applicant pool. Awards are canceled if a student withdraws, takes a Leave of Absence or is academically dismissed from the program.

Eligibility for City Year National Service Scholarships:

Individuals must submit all application materials by the designated application deadline. Applicants must self-identify of their City Year employment in their resume or essay. Applicants must request employment verification from City Year which needs to be submitted by the application deadline date. Applicants should contact the SNHS Office of Admission to obtain the application fee waiver code: 617-521-2605 or snhs@simmons.edu.

Awards are designed for City Year members or alumna/us who have had at least one year of service or a City Year staff member employed for at least two years. Applicants must have a minimum accumulative GPA of 3.5 and a 3.5 GPA in admission science prerequisites.

City Year Website
Segal Americorp Education Matching Program

Any new applicant to the Direct Entry (DE) Nursing program or to the Nutrition program(MS) who has been employed or is a graduate of Americorps is eligible for an application fee waiver. Please call the Office of Admission to obtain the application fee waiver code to enter into your admission application

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences values the unique Americorps experience of community service and leadership. In partnership with Americorps, SNHS will award a total of three scholarships(one in each designated SNHS program) to Americorps alumni who have been newly accepted on a full-time basis to one of three programs: Nutrition and Health Promotion (MS only) 25% of tuition for first two academic semesters (not summer); Nursing (Direct Entry MS only) 25% of tuition for the first three academic semesters (not summer); Physical Therapy (DPT) 25% of tuition for the duration of the DPT program for academic semesters (not summer). A scholarship will be awarded to one accepted student in each of these programs. No more than one scholarship will be awarded for each program each year.

Eligibility for Segal Americorps Scholarships:

Americorps alumni must have completed a minimum of one year of Americorps Service, earned a 3.5 GPA in the prerequsite courses for the specified program and an overall GPA of 3.5 in undegraduate studies. Applicants must be admitted to/enrolled full-time on a continuous basis in one of the programs listed above.

No separate application is required. Applicants must indicate on their resume their participation in Americorps. One recommendation must be from an Americorps supervisor.

Applicants should contact the Office of Admission for the application fee waiver code: 617-521-2605 or snhs@simmons.edu.
Other Resources

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers limited awards in the form of scholarships and assistantships. These awards are competitive and based on academic merit. All on-time and complete applicants are automatically considered for these awards at the time of application review. No separate application form is required for consideration of scholarships or assistantships.

If you would like to apply for additional scholarships on your own, please see the information below. Please note that the availability and criteria for scholarships listed below change. It is imperative that you confirm directly with the organizations since Simmons does not have a formal relationship with them and thus does not know when criteria may change.

Scholarship Search Services on the Web

General Health Sciences Scholarships

Based on Work in Health Care/Medical Field

Nursing Scholarships

Nutrition Scholarships