Scholarships and Awards
Establishing a Scholarship at Simmons College
Nearly eighty percent of the student body receives some form of financial aid each year. During the 2007-2008 academic year, Simmons College proudly awarded more than 300 scholarships to 450 deserving students.
* An Endowed Scholarship Fund with no restrictions may be established at Simmons with a minimum gift of $50,000. The donor may specify a particular school to which this support should be directed. When fully endowed, this scholarship will generate an annual award of approximately $2,000. Donors may make these gifts with a single payment or choose to spread their payments over a two-to-five-year period.
* Endowed Scholarships with specific conditions or restrictions may be established at Simmons with a minimum gift of $100,000.The donor may specify the school to which this support should be directed and, at this level or above, has the option to establish specific award criteria (e.g. academic major, geographic preference). When fully endowed, this scholarship will generate an annual award of approximately $4,000. Donors may make these gifts with a single payment or choose to spread their payments over a two-to-five-year period.
Gifts to an endowed fund are invested as part of the overall Simmons College endowment, thus creating a gift that will last. The Simmons College Board of Trustees establishes spending policies that meet and protect the future purchasing power of all endowed funds.
Endowed scholarship donors receive regular communications from the College regarding the status of their fund(s) and their scholarship recipient(s) with reports, personalized communication from their recipient(s) whenever possible, and an invitation to attend the annual Scholarship Brunch held in the spring. Development staff members are happy to arrange visits with specific scholarship recipients upon request.
* Donors interested in supporting financial aid at Simmons College with gifts of less than $50,000 are able to direct their valuable support to the Simmons Scholarship Fund or to the Scholarship Funds established at each school. These scholarship funds are applied through a thoughtful, rigorous process each school year and provide a vital annual source of student financial support.
Office of Donor Relations
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115
Meredith Reece '03
Office of Advancement, Donor Relations