[APPLY NOW] 2022 Kotzen Scholarship For International Students

Applications are now open for the Kotzen Scholarship For International Students at Simmons University, Boston USA. The Gilbert and Marcia Kotzen Scholarship which recognizes the best and brightest students interested in a transformative education is now open for all international students willing to continue their studies at Simmons University.

About Kotzen Scholarship

Simmons University is a nationally recognized private university located in the heart of Boston. We offer the only undergraduate program for women in Boston and numerous graduate programs open to all. Simmons University provides transformative learning that links passion with lifelong purpose, For more than 100 years, Simmons has put the needs of our students first. Through an education that combines intellectual leadership with professional preparation, we help students lead meaningful lives and build successful careers for the 21st Century.

This is the most prestigious award offered at Simmons and acknowledges excellence through a focus on study abroad, scholarly research, and intellectual curiosity.

  • Scholarship Provider: The Gilbert and Marcia Kotzen Scholars
  • Study Institution: Simmons University Boston, USA.
  • Scholarship Category: Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Eligible Country: All countries
  • Scholarship Duration: Four (4) Years
  • Application Deadline: 1st December 2022


  • The Kotzen Scholarship provides full tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Gives an additional $3,000 for academic pursuits such as study abroad, research support, and more.

Eligibility 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 includes 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

How to Apply for Kotzen Scholarship For International Students

The application consists of a short answer and a formal essay in response to the prompts below, as well as a resume including activities and involvements. Students should submit their essays and resume in PDF or Word Doc via email with the subject line “Kotzen Application,” by December 1. Each page of the document should include the student’s full name and date of birth.

Please note: it is the student’s responsibility to submit a working file in the proper format (PDF or Word) as we will not convert or accept incompatible files (i.e. Google Docs, Pages, etc.)

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Essay prompts

  • Short Answer (of no more than 250 words): How would you use your additional annual award of $3,000 (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 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.

Finalists chosen for scholarship consideration will be required to complete an interview in February. For More information visit the official announcement page.


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