University of Chicago Announces Scholarship for Year-Round MBL Employees

campus-fallAs part of its recent affiliation with the Marine Biological Laboratory, the University of Chicago is pleased to announce the creation of a University of Chicago – Marine Biological Laboratory Scholarship for undergraduate study, to be awarded annually to the child of a year-round 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) MBL employee. 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,” said James Nondorf, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid and Vice President for Enrollment, University of Chicago.

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 University’s 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  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 1st, 2014, and the offer of admission and the scholarship must be accepted or declined by May 1st, 2014.

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 family’s financial resources when making the admissions decision. For more information on need-based financial aid at the University of Chicago, please visit

For additional information about the MBL scholarship or admission to the University of Chicago, please contact Callie Brown, Associate Director of Admissions, at or 773-702-5795.