University of Chicago offers full undergrad scholarship to child of Fermilab employee

The University of Chicago announces the creation of the University of Chicago – Fermilab Scholarship for undergraduate study. This offer is in addition to the tuition remission program that is already available to children of Fermilab employees.

Beginning in the current application cycle, the University of Chicago will offer one full-tuition scholarship each year to the child of a regular, full-time employee of Fermilab. The scholarship will be renewable to the full-time student for four years as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing and as long as one parent is a full-time employee of Fermilab. The early-action application deadline is Nov. 1. The regular application deadline for the current cycle is Jan. 1, 2014.

To be eligible, students must be accepted for freshman admission to the University of Chicago and must be among the most qualified applicants from Fermilab families as judged by the Office of College Admissions. To apply, applicants should complete the Common Application and the University of Chicago supplement (supported on Firefox and Chrome). Students who wish to be considered for the scholarship will also be required to complete a verification form. The scholarship winner will be announced by April 1, 2014, and the offer of admission and the scholarship must be accepted or declined by May 1, 2014.

This is a merit-based scholarship and does not preclude the possibility of additional need-based financial assistance from the university. Read more information on need-based financial aid at the University of Chicago.

The University of Chicago will continue to offer tuition remission for eligible children of all regular full-time employees of Fermilab. For more information, visit the tuition remission program Web page.

If you have questions about the scholarship or would like additional information about admission to the University of Chicago, please contact Callie Brown, associate director of admissions, at or 773-702-5795.