While we offer a range of need-based financial aid options, we also offer competitive merit-based scholarships, which are determined without regard to your financial circumstances. These scholarships range from $2,000 to full tuition and are renewable for up to four years.
To be considered for the scholarships below, you must be admitted as a first year, dix scholar, or transfer student. CompleteDegree@Simmons undergraduate students should visit our @Simmons site for information on their aid eligibility.
We believe that your exceptional talents and hard work should be rewarded
Merit scholarships are awarded through the Admissions process and most do not require a separate application. Decisions are based on your academic performance, achievement in leadership, community service, co-curricular activities, and other talents. Renewal is contingent upon meeting specific requirements summarized under 'Eligibility' for each award.
Scholarships Awarded as Part of the Admission Process
First year students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships when they apply to Simmons. They do not require a separate application and are part of the admission process. These scholarships are up to $30,000 per year, renewable for four years.
These include the Leadership Scholarship, Trustee Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, Provost Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, Director’s Scholarship, and Achievement Scholarship.
Transfer students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships when they apply to Simmons. These do not require a separate application and are part of the admission process.The scholarships range from $10,000 to $20,000 per year.
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships
Transfer students and Dix Scholars who are members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society receive a Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship of $2,000 per year, renewable for four years. No separate application is required; the scholarship is automatically awarded to any student whose Phi Theta Kappa membership appears on their transcript or whose chapter advisor emails undergraduate admission to note their membership.
Simmons University Community College Excellence Scholarship (SUCCESS)
Students graduating with their associate’s degree (AA/AS) from an accredited community college will be eligible for our Transfer SUCCESS program, which can range up to $22,000 per year. Both transfer students and adult students (students over 24) are considered for this scholarship.
Dorothea Lynde Dix Scholarship
Dix scholars are automatically considered for the Dorothea Lynde Dix Scholarship when they apply to Simmons. They do not require a separate application and are part of the admission process. (This scholarship is up to $10,000 for the first four consecutive semesters of enrollment).
Children, grandchildren and siblings of Simmons graduates automatically qualify to receive an Alumnae Scholarship of $2,000 per year, renewable for four years. No separate application is required.
First Year Scholarships that Require a Separate Application
Simmons Distinguished Scholar Award
The Simmons Distinguished Scholar Award is a full scholarship, covering tuition, room, and board. Applications are due December 1st.
The Boston Scholarships
The Boston Scholarship provides full tuition, specifically for students graduating from one of the Boston Public High Schools or charter schools. Applications are due January 10.
Study Abroad Scholarships
As of Fall 2018, Simmons has a Home School Tuition model for study abroad. This model allows all Simmons grant and scholarship aid to be used for approved semester abroad programs and is reflective of the university’s commitment to accessibility and inclusion. The financial aid process closely mirrors a semester on campus where students will pay Simmons tuition, housing, as well as a study abroad fee.
In addition, there are a select number of Simmons scholarships designated for students planning to study overseas.
If you are looking for outside scholarships to help reduce cost, we would encourage you to reach out to your high school guidance office to first learn about any local scholarships you might be eligible for. We have compiled a list of free outside scholarship searches that may help you find additional resources to apply to your cost of attendance.
- Career One Stop
- The College Board
- HRSA - Health Resources and Services Administration
- Pathways to Science
We strongly advise you NOT to pay any scholarship search firm. Most likely, if an organization is asking for a payment to help you search for scholarships, they are not providing a legitimate service.