October 31, 2014

UChicago-MBL Scholarship

Dear MBL Employees:

As many of you already know, the University of Chicago has created a University of Chicago – Marine Biological Laboratory Scholarship for undergraduate study, to be awarded annually to the child of a regular, full-time employee of the MBL.

Beginning in the current application cycle, the University of Chicago will offer one full-tuition MBL scholarship to a qualified applicant. The scholarship will be renewable for four years as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing and one of their parents is a year-round, minimum 0.5 FTE (20 hours/week) employee of the MBL. The deadline for applications to the University of Chicago for the current cycle is January 1, 2014.

This a great opportunity for MBL families to take advantage of the outstanding education the University of Chicago provides for its students. We ask any families that have student applying to the University of Chicago this year to fill out the following form by January 3, 2014: MBL Employment Verification Form.

To be eligible, students must be accepted for freshman admission to The University of Chicago and must be among the most qualified applicants from MBL families as judged by Universityxs Office of College Admissions. To apply to the University of Chicago, freshman applicants should complete the Common Application and the University of Chicago supplement, both available online at https://www.commonapp.org. Students who wish to be considered for the scholarship will also be required to complete a verification form, the details of which will be announced at a later date. The deadline for applications to the University of Chicago is January 1.The scholarship winner will be announced each year by April 1, and the offer of admission and the scholarship must be accepted or declined by May 1.

This is a merit-based scholarship and does not preclude the possibility of additional need-based financial assistance from the University. The University of Chicago practices need-blind admission, which means that the University does not consider a familyxs financial resources when making the admissions decision. For more information on need-based financial aid at the University of Chicago, please visit https://collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu/costs.

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 callieb@uchicago.edu or 773-702-5795.