Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons University is a women’s centered university that provides our students with an intellectual foundation in the liberal arts while integrating professional preparation into our curriculum. A Simmons graduate is prepared not only to work, but to lead in professional, civic, and personal life: a vision of empowerment that Simmons calls preparation for “life’s work.”
% enrolled undergraduates that are minority students
% enrolled undergraduates that are Latinx students
Scholarship opportunities for Latinx, first generation, or other underrepresented populations.
– Merit Scholarships (no application required): all students admitted to Simmons will receive a merit scholarship ranging from $18,000-$27,000 per year. This is based on the strength of the student’s application, including their personal statement, extracurricular activities and personal commitments, letters of recommendation, GPA, and test scores (only if student decides to submit test scores). – Kotzen Scholarship (full-ride scholarship; application required): https://www.simmons.edu/undergraduate/admission-and-financial-aid/tuition-financial-aid/types-financial-aid/scholarships/kotzen – Need-based grants, work-study opportunities, and loan options available with submission of the FAFSA form
Support services for Latinx, first generation, or other underrepresented populations.
– First to Finish: a first-generation student support program. Throughout the school year, First to FINish will be hosting events to support first-generation students and build up the first-generation student community. Students also have mentorship opportunities with staff/faculty who identify as first-generation. – The Multicultural Center: a multipurpose space on campus that allows our students, faculty, and staff to collaborate with and draw strength from those whom they share a common identity while promoting intercultural and intergenerational dialogue and connection among all members of the Simmons community – Organización Latino Americana (OLA): OLA was created with the purpose to educate and celebrate Latinx heritage at Simmons University and surrounding neighborhoods. OLA hopes, through its commitment to inclusivity, to increase awareness of all aspects of Latinx culture and issues, which include but are not limited to immigration, education and health. We are working towards an educated society where Latinx issues can be discussed in an open and honest manner. – Multiracial Advocacy and Relations at Simmons (M.A.R.S.): M.A.R.S’ mission aims to establish and cultivate a community for multiracial students and students of “mixed” backgrounds, including but not limited to: ethnicity, nationality, and trans-ethnic or trans-national adoptees. – ALANA (Asian, Latino, African, and Native American) Students and Alumnae/i Mentoring: a one-on-one mentoring program that is committed to fostering meaningful relationships between Simmons ALANA alumnae/i and students of color. – Dotson Bridge and Mentoring Program: program designed to enhance the educational experience and success of ALANA students enrolled in the nursing program. – ALANA (Asian, Latino, African, and Native American) Student Nurses Association: a multicultural umbrella student organization which seeks to improve the success of Students of Color at Simmons by providing support and promoting an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated and respected.