2023 Kotzen Scholarship Grants from Simmons University in the United States – Fully Funded

The application deadline for this grant is December 1, 2022.

Fantastic news! Now accepting applications for Simmons University Kotzen Scholarship grants.

The Simmons University Kotzen Scholarship is a fully-funded award available to both domestic and international students. This scholarship is offered exclusively for undergraduate study. Full tuition, required fees, and room and board are covered by the award.

Through rigorous curricular and experiential programming, the Simmons Honors Program fosters the development of thought leaders for the twenty-first century.


The Honors Program engages motivated students, enriching the undergraduate experience of students from all majors by guiding them through intellectually challenging tasks and problems. All Honors students are advised to pursue a deeper understanding of their major and to broaden their horizons by exploring other departments and programs.

Students in the Honors Program are a part of a “community of scholars” and are provided with an enriched curriculum delivered in small seminars and team-taught courses. This community is comprised of professors who are teacher-scholars, bringing their own research and community involvement into the classroom and fostering intellectual environments that push Honors students beyond their perceived limits.
Relevant Program
Accounting for African Studies (Bachelor of Arts) (BSBA)
Biology (Bachelor of Science)/Nutrition and Health Promotion (MS)
Art (BA) (BA)
Biochemistry (BS) (BS)
Administration of Art (BA)
Biology (BS) (BS)
Biostatics (BS) (BS)
Business (Minor) (Minor)
Business Management (BSBA) Chemistry (BS)
Computer Science (Bachelor of Science)/Library Science (MS)
Cinema and Media Research (Minor)
Chemistry Administration (BS)
Communications (BA) (BA)
Computer Engineering (BS)
Statistics and Data Science (BS)
Economics (BA) East Asian Studies (BA) Economics (BA)/Public Policy (MPP)
Mathematics and Economics (BS)
Elementary Education (Bachelor’s/and Bachelor’s Masters)
English (Bachelor of Arts) (Minor)
Environmental Science (Bachelor of Science) Exercise Science (Bachelor of Science)/Nutrition and Health Promotion (MS)
Exercise Science (BS) Physical Therapy Exercise Science (BS) (DPT)
French (BSBA) Finance (BA)
Mathematics for Finance (BS)
Creative Design (Concentration)
Gender History (Minor)
Health Informatics (BS) Management of Health Care (Minor)
History (BA) (BA)
Information Technology (Bachelor of Science)/Library and Information Science (Master of Science) (BS)
International Relations (Bachelor of Arts) Journalism (Concentration)
Mathematics (Bachelor of Science) Marketing (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration) Media Arts (Concentration)
Nursing (BS)/Nursing (MS)
Nursing (BS) (BS)
Nursing (BSN): For RN Holders
Nutrition (Bachelor of Science) and Health Promotion (MS)
Physiology and Food (BS)
Dietetics and Nutrition (BS)
Organizational Studies (Minor)
Performing Arts (Minor)
Photography (Minor) (Minor)
Physics (BS) Materials Physics (Minor)
Political Science (BA)/Public Policy (MPP): 3 + 1 Program Political Science (BA)/Public Policy (MPP): 3 + 1 Program (BA)
Authentic Leadership (Minor)
Psychology (BA) (BA)
Public Health (BS)/Nutrition And Health Promotion (MS): 4 + 1 Program Public Health (BS)/Nutrition And Health Promotion (MS): 4 + 1 Program (BS or BA)
Public Record (Minor)
Public Policy Studies (Minor)
Relations with the Public and Marketing Communications (BA)
Minor Radio Retail Management (BSBA)
Social Labor (BSW)
Scientific Computation (Minor)
Social Work (BSW)/Social Work (MSW): 3 + 1 Program Sociology (BA)
Three-plus-one Program in Sociology (BA) and Public Policy (MPP) (Minor)
Sustainability (Minor) (Minor)
Women’s and Gender Studies (BA)
Web Design & Development (BS)
Entrance Requirements:
Applying students for the Simmons University Kotzen Scholarships must satisfy the following requirements:

The language of choice is English.
All global countries are eligible.
A score of 28 or higher on the ACT, 1300 or higher on the new SAT, or 1250 or higher on the old SAT-CR+M. Minimum SAT section scores of 600 are strongly recommended.
Apply as a first-year student for the fall term.
Non-native English speakers are required to submit TOEFL as well as SAT or ACT scores.
College preparatory coursework, including an advanced math course, is taken during or prior to the senior year of high school. An unweighted GPA of at least 3.30.
A record of taking honors, advanced placement (AP), and international baccalaureate (IB) courses in high school, if available.
Utilization Benefits:
This award covers the total cost of tuition, mandatory fees, and room and board. An additional $3000 is awarded annually for international study, summer internship tuition, short-term courses, or research support. The scholarship is awarded for four years of full-time undergraduate study and replaces any previously awarded merit scholarship. Typically, students who meet the below criteria are also interested in the Simmons Honors Program.

Application Methods
Prior to December 1, applicants must submit both their scholarship application and their application for admission to the college.
The application has two components. A brief response and a formal essay. By December 1, students must submit their essays via our online form or via email with the subject line “Kotzen Application” to ugadm@simmons.edu. On each page of the assignment, students must include their full name and birth date.
How would you use the additional $3000 annually (for study abroad, short-term courses, summer internship tuition, and/or research support)?
Formal Essay (no more than 500 words): How can a woman lead change in the contemporary world most effectively?
In February, finalists for scholarship consideration will be required to participate in an on-campus interview. If you are unable to visit campus as an international applicant, a Skype interview may be conducted instead.