Scholarships

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.

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 Scholarships

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. They range from $18,000 to $27,000 per year, renewable for four years.

These include the Trustee Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, Provost Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, Director’s Scholarship, and Achievement Scholarship.

Transfer Scholarships

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 $7,000 to $17,000 per year.

Simmons University Community College Excellence Scholarship (SUCCESS)

Students who have attended or are enrolled at Massachusetts Community Colleges are eligible for this scholarship, which can range up to $20,000 per year. Both transfer students and adult students (students over 24) are considered for this scholarship.

SUCCESS

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 $5,000 for the first two consecutive semesters of
enrollment).

Alumnae/i Scholarship

Children and grandchildren 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

The Kotzen Scholarships

The Kotzen Scholarship provides full tuition, room & board, plus an additional $3,000 for academic pursuits such as study abroad, research support, and more. Applications are due December 1st.

Kotzen Scholarship

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 February 1st.

Boston Scholarship

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.  

Study Abroad Scholarships

Outside Scholarships

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.

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.