November 23, 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 November 15, 2014 for Early Action and January 3, 2015 for Regular Decision.

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, 2015: MBL Employment Verification Form.

To be eligible, first year applicants are required to complete either the Universal Application or the Common Application, available online at www.universalcollegeapp.com and www.commonapp.org, respectively.  Additionally, students will be required to complete the University of Chicago supplement which is available online at getstarted.uchicago.edu or through the Common Application.  The submission of either the Universal or Common Application, UChicago Supplement, high school transcript, standardized test scores, (the ACT or the SAT), and two teacher letters of recommendation is considered a finished application.  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 scholarship winner will be announced by April 1, 2015 and the offer of admission and the scholarship much be accepted or declined by May 1, 2015.

This is a merit-based scholarship and does not preclude the possibility of additional need-based financial assistance from the University. It is University policy to ensue that financial need is not the controlling actor in determining whether a student can attend.  For students applying for need-based financial aid, the application fee is automatically waived.  To apply for financial aid, the UChicago Financial Aid Worksheet and Parents’ Last-Year Tax Returns are due by November 15, 2014, for early action applicants.  The Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed with the appropriate processing Agencies by February 1, 2015 along with the UChicago Financial Aid Worksheet and Parents’ Last-Year Tax Returns, for regular notification.  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 Mark Kubaczyk, Senior Admissions Counselor, at mjkubaczyk@uchicago.edu or 773-834-2638.

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