Now accepting applications for Fermilab-University of Chicago full-time scholarship

Children of full-time, regular Fermilab employees are eligible to receive full tuition scholarships at the University of Chicago. Scholarship recipients will continue to be eligible for annual renewal as long as they remain in good academic standing and their parents are full-time employees of Fermilab. The university will also continue to provide one-half tuition remission to all dependent children who are admitted for study in the college or the laboratory schools of the university and whose parents are full-time, regular Fermilab employees.

To be awarded a scholarship, the student must be accepted for first-year admission to the University of Chicago and must be among the most qualified applicants from Fermilab families as judged by the admissions committee. First-year applicants are required to complete either the Universal Application or the Common Application, both available online. Additionally, students will be required to complete the University of Chicago supplement, which is available online or through the Common Application.

Students who wish to compete for a scholarship as a child of a Fermilab employee are required to complete a Fermilab verification form. The deadline for submitting this form is Dec. 2, 2014. Scholarship recipients will be announced by April 1, 2015, and must accept or decline the offer no later than May 1, 2015.

These are merit-based scholarships and do not preclude the possibility of additional need-based financial assistance from the university. It is university policy to ensure that financial need is not the controlling factor in determining whether a student can attend. To apply for financial aid, complete the CSS PROFILE form by Nov. 1, 2014, for early action applicants. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid must be filed with the appropriate processing agencies by Feb. 1, 2015, for regular notification. For additional information, please visit the university’s admission Web page.

For information on admissions, please contact Mark Kubaczyk, senior admissions counselor, at mjkubaczyk@uchicago.edu or 773-834-2638.