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Applying for Scholarships

Complete the BYU Scholarship Application online.

We encourage all students to complete the online scholarship application, regardless of their circumstances. By completing a minimum of the first three optional sections you will be considered for all possible scholarships offered by the Financial Aid Office:

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Freshman Scholarships
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Prospective new freshmen are eligible to apply for undergraduate scholarships beginning with the term/semester they are admitted. Freshmen must submit all admissions materials to the Admissions Office by the scholarship deadline in order to be considered for scholarships.

Freshmen Academic Criteria

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Former and continuing undergraduate degree-seeking students are eligible to apply for undergraduate scholarships. Former students receive consideration as continuing students.

Continuing Student Academic Criteria

Continuing Student academic criteria are determined at the beginning of the awarding process, and therefore...

International Student
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International students are eligible to be considered for academic scholarships.

  • New freshmen, transfer and former students entering BYU beginning spring term, summer term, or fall semester must submit the scholarship application by the February 1 scholarship deadline. 
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Departmental Scholarships

Students can receive department and college scholarships in addition to university scholarships. Contact both your department and your college advisement center for additional opportunities. Each department/college determines its own scholarship recipients and may have different deadlines and application forms.

Off-Campus Scholarships

An off-campus scholarship is a scholarship you receive from a granting organization other than BYU. The 529 Savings Plans are also processed through the Financial Aid Office.

To see your current and past awards, visit My Financial Center Scholarship Summary. 

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Spring & Summer Scholarships

Spring-summer scholarships awarded by the Financial Aid Office may be:

  • claimed with less than full-time enrollments, even down to half a credit
  • applied toward tuition charges for spring, summer, and/or spring-through-summer-length courses

These awards will:

  • appear in My Financial...
Scholarships FAQ

There are two types of contracts available: a contract for a 28 hour alternative and a contract for those who are graduating. Scholarship contracts may not be used for athletic or off-campus scholarships.

Transfer student
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Transfer students are not eligible for academic scholarships upon initial entrance at BYU.  Transfer students can apply for academic scholarships as Continuing students after having completed at least one full enrollment (12 credit hours) at BYU by the appropriate March 1 application deadline.  See the chart below....

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Mission Deferments for Scholarships

You may defer fall/winter scholarships to serve an LDS mission. To defer your BYU scholarship and your admission to BYU, complete the Admission and Scholarship Deferment Application. 

The balance of your scholarship will be available beginning the semester you return to BYU. If your scholarship is awarded as a...

Scholarship Petition

Exceptions are sometimes granted based on individual needs. In making decisions, extenuating circumstances such as serious illness, injury, or disability; death or serious illness in one's own immediate family; and extensive family responsibilities such as those faced by a single parent with dependent children are considered....

Graduate Student Scholarships
Graduate Student Scholarships

Graduate students are not eligible for scholarships awarded through our office.  Graduate students should contact their respective department/college for graduate scholarship opportunities. 

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Donating Funds

Thank you for your interest in donating to BYU.  If you would like to donate to BYU scholarships, please visit the LDS Philanthropies webpage or contact Brent Sharp at (801) 422-6903.

The student body at BYU is made up of wonderful students, many of whom need a helping hand.  

If you want to make a one-time...