Kotzen Scholarship

<p>Hey guys,
I'm an intl student and thinking about applying to Simmons. And I was wondering if any of you ever received the Kotzen Scholarship? Would you like to share the experience or tell me how did you answer the essay question? Was it really hard? </p>

<p>Thanks! :D</p>

<p>Two girls in my class received it. I did not.</p>

<p>As far as I am aware, the prompt does not change from year to year. It consists of a short-answer and an essay, and the essay is related to women in leadership. I don’t think my essay was particularly great, but I wrote about some of my favorite women in history and what they did, but also how anyone can get involved.</p>

<p>Also, if you don’t meet the minimum criteria they will likely not consider your essay. I don’t think I did after my GPA was calculated.</p>

<p>The criteria:
SAT score of 1850 or higher, or equivalent
3.3 or higher GPA
Students who have undertaken the recommended college preparatory curriculum
Enrolled in an advanced level math course beyond Algebra II during, or prior to, their senior year of high school
Have taken advantage of honors, advanced placement (AP) and international baccalaureate (IB) courses, as available in their high school systems</p>

<p>Best of luck.</p>

<p>dancegrl - do you know what their stats are? like if they are significantly higher than the criteria/what were your stats?</p>

<p>I can imagine that they are much higher than that criteria. I honestly didn’t have a chance as my unweighted GPA was a 3.0 due to my school not re-calculating (it was a 3.3) and I had a 1920 on my SAT’s. The girls who got the scholarship were almost definitely 3.6-3.8 students in mostly AP’s with over a 2000 on the SAT. I know them all personally so if you really want me to I could probably get an answer out of one of them.</p>

<p>Anyone hear back from Simmons Admissions yet?</p>

<p>Not yet.</p>

<p>Do you know what’s interesting? I applied Early Action I and my admissions counselor said I’d hear back this week. Except then I checked the website and it said that both Early Action I and II hear back in January. </p>

<p>But we DO hear back this week - I called. So why would that be up there?</p>

<p>I don’t believe website info on release dates. I went to the Simmons breakfast about a week and half ago and they said it would be in the mail on Monday of this week. Director of Admissions also said they were closing the envelopes in the back room as she spoke… My daughter is applying for nursing. I am thinking it is in the mail today and will keep you posted. What is your major?</p>

<p>Also, we walked over to the Landmark building and saw…Dunkin Donuts, best buy, Panera bread, steak house and parking. It wasn’t a bad walk. Worst part was the delay of the traffic lights. Simmons and NU are her top choices and it all depends on what they offer for Merit/aid.</p>

<p>I’m hoping to go into Library Science but that would be as a graduate program. So for undergrad, I’m shooting for some sort of blend in English and technology, depending on what programs are available in a given school. For Simmons it would be English and IT Tech as a double major, with a minor in Public History. </p>

<p>How WAS the breakfast? I was thinking of going, but didn’t. Did you find it more informative than the average information session? Who were some of the people you met?</p>

<p>Nothing in the mail yesterday! </p>

<p>My cousin went to Simmons for Library Science - Masters (I think that’s the name of it) and is doing well! My older Sister went to Simmons and is doing extremely well. I see teachers (so young) at the public Schools system in my town doing well. So far the only con about Simmons is the cost, but its in Boston. </p>

<p>The breakfast went by really fast. It was packed. President Helen G. Drinan spoke and she gave a great speech that explained why Simmons is a great fit for some girls. Basically, what I got from it was Simmons graduates will be better prepared on being adult, will learn etiquette, public speaking and be involved in the community etc…Then Simmons Students Sang as a choir group. Then Professors and Department heads spoke and offered some advice. One questions was about changing your major after the first year - which Simmons said was ok and happens…seems like they accept it better than some schools. Then Admission counselors introduced themselves. The education major professor explained how Simmons Student have more hours in teaching in school classrooms than other college students - better prepared and easy job placement. </p>

<p>As for learning anything new… We had a plan… used our time to look at the off campus aspect. We also had some questions about the required language elective portion at Simmons that some college don’t have. Basically, my D would have to take Spanish and the school test would set her level and course selection. - I think that’s a great requirement because the more Spanish she has she will at least be able to communicate at a basic level which is important for a nurse. Just having high school/middle school Spanish doesn’t cut it in the real world.</p>

<p>accepted with presidential scholarship 12k for 4 years…was hoping for the deans…keep you posted!</p>

<p>I got accepted with the Presidential Scholarship too! Will apply for Kotzen and the Honors Program.</p>

<p>The letter was wonderful - very detailed. I also like how they bothered to insert the name of my high school as well.</p>

<p>Dumb question: what’s “summer internship tuition”? Do they mean personal expenses (rent, etc.) that need to be paid for while working an internship?</p>

<p>Id call…but i would think it covers the fee for summer classes…even though its an intership there is a charge for tuition…</p>

<p>Probably counts as a credits/course.</p>

<p>D accepted at Simmons. She heard in mid Dec. We are very excited. Received Dean’s scholarship but will apply for Honor’s program and Kotzen.</p>

<p>Does anyone know the stats of someone who received the scholarship? That’d be really great to know, honestly - because I have no inkling as to how liberally the scholarship is doled out and how you need to compare to the criteria (substantially higher or?) – so yeah.</p>

<p>id love to know the stats as well — i got into the honors program and recieved a presidential scholarship…kotzen is probably the only way i could afford simmons and all my stats are good except for 1860 sat :frowning: i dont think i have a chance because i only got the presidential but it doesnt hurt to try</p>

<p>i read online they give out 10 kotzen scholarships, but it just says “several” on the simmons website…does anyone know how many exactly or if it varies year to year?</p>

<p>Yikes - only 10?! Goddamn it. I read somewhere that two girls from the same school got the scholarship so I thought they doled it out more frequently than that… </p>

<p>I got my acceptance letter yesterday; even though I applied RD. I got the Dean’s Scholarship (15k/year) and I got into their accelerated BA/MA program. I hope I get the scholarship… I have a 3.8 and a 2000 but I have a feeling that the people who get the scholarship have really phenomenal stats - like 2200+ SAT and 4.0s. </p>

<p>:( </p>

D was declined the scholarship with a 2100, 4.1 UW, (4.8W) , IB Diploma, GSA Gold Award.