The University of Chicago’s Office of College Admissions is pleased to announce the University of Chicago National Laboratories Scholarship. In recognition of the contributions of Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to the scientific community at the University and in the greater Chicago area, the Office of Admissions may award a merit scholarship of any amount up to full-tuition scholarships to children of full-time, regular Fermilab and Argonne employees who are admitted for study in the College. If any such scholarship is awarded, it is renewable for four years as long as the student remains in good academic standing.
To be awarded a National Laboratories Scholarship, a student must be accepted for first-year admission to the University of Chicago, then must be reviewed by the merit scholarship committee and have their parent’s employment verified for eligibility by the Office of College Admissions. First-year applicants are required to fill out the Coalition Application or the Common Application in addition to the UChicago Supplement. The deadline for applications for Early Action and Early Decision I timelines is November 1, 2023. For Early Decision II and Regular Decision timelines, the deadline for applications is January 2, 2024. Scholarship recipients will be notified by late April 2024 and must accept or decline the offer no later than May 1, 2024.
The National Laboratories Scholarship does 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, students and families must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the UChicago Worksheet (located in the student’s UChicago Account) or the CSS Profile, and 2022 tax return and W-2 documents.
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For further questions on admissions and the National Laboratories Scholarship Program, please contact Justin Klein, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, at email@example.com.