Simmons University offers theÂ Gilbert and Marcia Kotzen Scholars Program for incoming undergraduate students.
Course Level:Â Undergraduate
Eligibility Criteria:Â Students applying for the Kotzen Scholarship must meet the following criteria:
- Apply as a freshman for the fall semester
- Standardized test score of 28 or higher (ACT), 1300 or higher (new SAT) or 1250 or higher (old SAT â€“ CR+M). Minimum of 600 in each SAT section strongly recommended.
- 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 honors, advanced placement (AP) and international baccalaureate (IB) courses, as available in their high school systems
Number of Awards:Â Not specified
Value of Award:Â The scholarship covers full tuition, mandatory fees, and room and board. An additional annual award of $3000 is given for study abroad, short-term courses, summer internship tuition, or research support.
Duration of Programme:Â The scholarship is awarded for the duration of a four-year period of full-time undergraduate study, and supersedes any previously awarded merit scholarship.
Method of Application:Â The application consists of two parts: a short answer and a formal essay. Students should submit their essays via our onlineÂ formÂ or via email toÂ firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ with the subject line â€œKotzen Applicationâ€ byÂ December 1. On each page of the document students should include their full name and date of birth.
- Short AnswerÂ (of no more than 250 words):Â How would you use your additional annual award of $3000 (for study abroad, short-term courses, summer internship tuition, and/or research support)?
- Formal EssayÂ (of no more than 500 words):Â Some people argue that leaders are born, not made, while others defend the opposite view, namely that leaders are â€œmade.â€ Write an essay in which you defend one view or the other. Use a specific example of a leader, either from history or from you own personal experience, to support your argument.
Scholarship Application Deadline:Â 1st December 2018