The Gilbert and Marcia Kotzen Scholars Program is a competitive merit-based award which recognizes the best and brightest students interested in a transformative education at Simmons University. This is the most prestigious award offered at the university and acknowledges excellence through focus on the aspects of studying abroad, scholarly research, and intellectual curiosity.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
Must be a freshman studying full-time for an undergraduate degree for the duration of a four-year period.
Must get a score of 28 or higher for ACT or 1300 or higher for New SAT or 1250 or higher for the Old SAT (Note: Minimum of 600 in each SAT section is highly recommended).
Non-native English speakers must submit TOEFL and SAT/ACT scores.
Must achieve a GPA of 3.3 or higher.
Must have participated in college preparatory curriculum including an advanced level math course during, or prior to, your senior year of high school.
Must have a record of taking honors, AP and IB courses.
Must complete an application which consists of short answer answering how you would use the $3000 and a formal essay in response to: Some people argue that leaders are born, not made, while others defend the opposite view, namely that leaders are "made." Write an essay in which you defend one view or the other. Use a specific example of a leader, either from history or from your own personal experience, to support your argument.