Simmons University invites applications for the Kotzen Scholarship for International Freshmen in the USA for the 2022/23 academic session.
The Program is a competitive merit award that recognizes the best and brightest students interested in a transformative education. It is the most prestigious award offered at Simmons, and acknowledges excellence through focus on study abroad, scholarly research, and intellectual curiosity.
Worth of Award
The Kotzen Scholarship provides full tuition, room & board, plus an additional $3,000 for academic pursuits such as study abroad, research support, and more.
This scholarship is awarded for the duration of a four-year period of full-time undergraduate study, and supersedes any previously awarded merit scholarship.
Students applying for the Kotzen Scholarship must meet the following criteria:
- Apply as a freshman for the fall semester
- Simmons is test optional so it is your choice if you would like to submit standardized test scores with your admission application. For those choosing to submit test scores, a 28 or higher on the ACT is recommended and a 1300 or higher on the SAT
- Non-native English speakers must submit TOEFL and SAT or ACT scores
- GPA of 3.3 or higher, unweighted
- College preparatory curriculum including an advanced level math course during, or prior to, your senior year of high school
- A record of taking honours, advanced placement (AP) and international baccalaureate (IB) courses, as available in their high school systems
How to Apply
Students should submit their essays and resume in PDF or Word Doc via email with the subject line “Kotzen Application.”
Each page of the document should include the student’s full name and date of birth.
The Essay prompts for the Kotzen Scholarship for International Freshmen are
- Short Answer (of no more than 250 words): How would you use your additional annual award of $3,000? This is for study abroad, short-term courses, summer internship tuition, and/or research support?
- Formal Essay (of no more than 500 words): Some people argue that leaders are born, not made, while others defend the opposite view, namely that leaders are “made.” Write an essay in favour of which view you defend. Use a specific example of a leader, either from history or from your own personal experience, to support your argument.
Deadline: Applicants must complete and submit both their scholarship and admission application to the University by December 1.