Honors Award

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

Study Abroad Scholarships and Programs

The D'Angelo Scholarship

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

Leadership Opportunities

Honors Liaison

The Honors Liaison, comprised of students in all four undergraduate classes, organizes social 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 a passion for learning new things and the desire to organize exciting events.

If you are interested in learning more about the liaison, please email us.

Leadership Meet and Greets

Leaders in the Simmons community have intimate sessions with Honors students to inspire, guide, and share their experiences on empowerment and leadership.

Mentoring Program

All first year Honors students are assigned a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Mentor. Mentors provide students with an 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 during the summer before they get to Simmons.

The Peer-to-Peer (P2P) mentoring program is a paid leadership opportunity for sophomores and juniors 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. 

Honors Advisors

Honors students have dedicated academic advisors to help them chart their course through Simmons.

Honors Suite

All Honors students have access to the Honors Suite. The Honors Suite has a dedicated work space perfect for quiet study as well as a comfortable lounge for group meetings, socialization, and activities planning. Coffee and tea are available as well as office supplies and a lending library.


Honors students in the first year typically live with other Honors students in an Honors living and learning community. After the first year, Honors students may opt to remain with Honors students.

Professional Coaching

A select group of Honors students will be chosen to work one-on-one over the course of a semester with professional leadership coaches, building on individual capabilities and strengths in order to achieve success in the classroom, in the workplace, and beyond.

Recent News

Abigail Bloom, Aria Cooper, and Adriana Lizeth Campuzano Martinez

Simmons Welcomes Passionate Leaders Project Scholars for Spring 2024

The Passionate Leaders Project (PLP) supports Simmons undergraduates by enriching their academic and professional interests beyond the boundaries of a conventional classroom. Students may request up to $4,000 to support their research, internships, and creative endeavors. This semester’s cohort comprises student-scholars producing original research on healthcare for seniors, fashion sustainability, and the intersection of the arts, social justice, and gender-expansive agency.

Headshots of the 2024 Senior Scholar Award winners

Congratulations to the 2024 Senior Scholars

The annual Senior Scholar Award is sponsored by the Provost's Office and the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. The award recognizes six graduating seniors for their outstanding scholarship and contribution to a field of study.

A side-by-side image of the 2023 Bonner Community Leaders: Megan Burgess ’27, Maya Kansky ’27, and Kathleen Dunn ’27

Simmons Welcomes 2023 Bonner Community Leaders

The Bonner Community Leaders Program at Simmons University is a unique opportunity for students who want to combine a strong commitment to service with personal growth, teamwork, leadership development, and scholarship. This fall, Simmons announced a new cohort of 11 Bonner Leaders. We spoke with three of them.

A photo composite of the nine students in the Passionate Leaders Project 2023 cohort

Simmons Announces Passionate Leaders Project Scholars for Fall 2023

The Passionate Leaders Project supports Simmons undergraduates by enriching their academic & professional interests beyond the classroom. Students may request up to $4,000 to support their research, internships, and creative endeavors. This semester’s students produced research related to human rights, documentary film, healthcare access, therapeutic care databases, the neurodevelopment of fruit flies, Muslims’ experiences with healthcare in Boston, and software that supports Simmons’ food pantry.

Sony Vader ’27 reading her winning essay on Founders Day

Founder’s Day Award-Winning Essay by Sonia Vader ’27

Simmons undergraduates are invited to participate in an essay contest each year on Founder's Day. This year, contestants wrote about how their experience at Simmons realizes John Simmons' vision for educating what President Lynn Perry Wooten calls "everyday leaders" for their life's work. This year's winner was neuroscience major Sonia Vader '27.

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Ifill Scholar Asiyah Herrera ’25 Shares her Passion for Supporting Those in Need

“To me the Ifill scholarship is just that: the inception of an amazing legacy and the prospect of a radical future.” — Asiyah Herrera '25

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Ifill Scholar Carla Bamaca shares her passion for filmmaking and storytelling to inspire change.

Anna Kelly leaning against a brick wall and smiling

Anna Kelly ’27 Wins Girl Scouts of USA’s Gold Award Scholarship

Incoming student Anna Kelly from South Kingstown, Rhode Island, received a $10,000 Gold Award Scholarship from the Girl Scouts, a special recognition for her community service project “Peer-to-Peer Program in Middle School.” Kelly spoke with us about her passion for community service, mental health, and nursing.