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

Editor’s note, Oct. 30, 2020: The announcement below is about a scholarship application period that has expired. 

Children of full-time, regular Fermilab employees are eligible to receive full tuition scholarships at the University of Chicago. One scholarship is awarded each year. Scholarship recipients will continue to be eligible for annual renewal as long as they remain in good academic standing and the recipient’s parent remains a full-time employee 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 as long as the recipient’s parent remains a full-time, regular Fermilab employee.

To be awarded the full-time 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. The deadline for applications to the University of Chicago is Nov. 1, 2015, for early action and Jan. 1, 2016, for regular decision.

Students who wish to compete for the Fermilab-University of Chicago full-time scholarship are required to complete a Fermilab verification form. The deadline for submitting this form is Dec. 2, 2015. Scholarship recipients will be announced by April 1, 2016, and must accept or decline the offer no later than May 1, 2016.

These are merit-based scholarships and do not preclude the possibility of additional need-based financial assistance from the university. The university strives to ensure that financial need is not the controlling factor in determining whether a student can attend. To apply for financial aid, complete the UChicago Financial Aid Worksheet, which is due Nov. 1, 2015, for early action applicants. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid must be filed with the appropriate processing agencies by Feb. 1, 2016, for regular notification. For additional information, please visit the university’s admission Web page.

For information on admissions, please contact Emily Benoit, assistant director of admissions, by email or at 773-702-7944.