Scholarships

For more than a century, Simmons has succeeded in enrolling an increasingly diverse population of bright, qualified students eager to pursue their education and career goals. The most effective tool the College has to promote access and increase enrollment is financial aid.

Few forms of philanthropy have as great an impact on Simmons as current-use and endowed scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.

There are a variety of opportunities for donors to establish and support scholarship funds.

Cohort Scholars Program

Simmons has created the innovative Cohort Scholars Program, which provides an annual named scholarship to one or more students throughout their four years at Simmons. Each year, a student is added to the Cohort until recipients at the Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior level are all receiving aid. When one student graduates, another is added until the funds are depleted.

Cohort examples include:

  • $160,000 – will provide a $10,000 scholarship to four students throughout their four years.
  • $240,000 – will provide a $15,000 scholarship to four students throughout their four years.
  • $400,000 – will provide a $25,000 scholarship to four students throughout their four years.

Endowed Scholarships and Fellowships

Naming opportunities for endowed scholarships and fellowships include:

  • $100,000 – Minimum endowment to create in perpetuity a named scholarship fund for undergraduate or graduate student(s) based on need and/or merit.
  • $1 million – Founder's Scholarship Program. Provides in perpetuity tuition assistance to a cohort of named scholars.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

  • Donors interested in supporting financial aid at Simmons College with gifts of less than $100,000 are able to direct their valuable support to the Simmons Scholarship Fund or pre-established Scholarship Funds.

For more information, please contact Meredith Reece at 617-521-2388 or meredith.reece@simmons.edu.