Simmons Alumnae/i Referral Program For Graduate Students

We all have a relative, friend, acquaintance, or colleague who we know would benefit from a graduate degree at Simmons. We want to help make that a reality by offering a $500 referral scholarship* for any enrolling student who is nominated by a Simmons alum. Fill out the Simmons Alumnae/i Referral Form and if the person you nominated enrolls, they will receive the $500 Simmons Friend Scholarship.

  • Nominate a potential Simmons graduate student by filling out the form.
  • If the person you nominate enrolls**, they will receive a $500 award during their first term*** at Simmons.

Submit A Nominee


* The Simmons Friend Scholarship is currently available for the 2023-2024 academic year. Scholarships are subject to change and restrictions may apply. Students enrolled in partnership/employer programs are not eligible to receive the Simmons Friend Scholarship.

** Students may be nominated by multiple Simmons alums, but are limited to one $500 award. Simmons alums are not eligible to refer themselves.

*** The referral form must be completed prior to the incoming graduate student’s first term. The scholarship cannot be applied retroactively.

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Upcoming Alumnae/i Events

Alumnae/i, Family and Friends Weekend

  • Oct 4, 2024 to Oct 6, 2024
  • Simmons University, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

125th Anniversary Reunion

  • Jun 6, 2025 to Jun 8, 2025
  • All Day

Alumnae/i features

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Alumna Appointed Principal of Elementary School

Brit Sikes ’96 has been appointed Principal of Una Elementary School by Metro Nashville Public Schools.


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MBA Alumna Shares Success in Business and Government

Tammy Caputi  ’99MBA is the president and owner of Yale Electric West, Inc., a lighting and electrical supply distributing company, and a Councilwoman for the City of Scottsdale, Arizona.


Samantha Margolin '23

From the Muddy River to Community Farms: Research Possibilities for Simmons Students

“I always knew I wanted to study the environment,” says Samantha Margolin ’23, who studied Environmental Science and Computer Science at Simmons. “The course I took for my environmental science degree sparked my passion for plant biology and challenged me...


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Coming Full-Circle: Simmons Alum with Veteran Parents Now Supporting Veterans in Need

Sarah Clinton ’17MSW is an Aftercare Social Work Case Manager for the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program. In honor of July 4, we spoke with her about what drew her to social work and working with Veterans.


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Library and Information Science Alumnus Named Curator of Morgan Library and Museum

The Morgan Library and Museum in New York City recently announced three new curatorial appointments. Among them, Dale Stinchcomb ’16MS has been named the Drue Heinz Curator of Literary and Historical Manuscripts.


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Gender and Cultural Studies Alumna Publishes Breakthrough Book on Adoption History

In her new book, Dr. Rebecca Wellington ’02MA reveals the unsavory underbelly of adoption practices in the United States. Part memoir and part scholarly monograph, Who Is a Worthy Mother? An Intimate History of Adoption demonstrates how adoption became entangled with the histories of assimilation, race, patriarchy, and law.


100-year-old Isabelle Chang '46, who says reading is the secret to a happy life. Photo credit: Evan Walsh, Community Advocate

Simmons University Celebrates the 100th Birthday of Isabelle Chang ’46

100-year-old Isabelle Chang '46 says reading is the secret to a happy life. A first-generation American, Chang graduated from Simmons (then-College) with an undergraduate degree in Library Science.


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MBA Graduate Shares Top Tips to Support Wellbeing

Elise Tjernagel ’16MBA was featured in an interview on Medium sharing five lifestyle adjustments that support wellbeing.