Scholarships

We are here to help you with your financial planning, including seeking out scholarships. Check out this list to get started.

 

The Value of Scholarships

In the October 2015 General Conference, Elder Robert D. Hales counseled, "Many young adults in the world are going into debt to get an education, only to find the cost of school is greater than they can repay. Seek out scholarships and grants. Obtain part-time employment, if possible, to help pay your own way. This will require some sacrifice, but it will help you succeed." 

We are here to help you with your financial planning, including seeking out scholarships. Beyond BYU's general academic scholarships, most campus departments offer scholarships specifically for their students. Check out the list below, and remember to be aware of deadlines, talk to your advisement center, and research off-campus scholarships.

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BYU Academic, Private, and Need-Based Scholarships

For continuing students, students must apply by March 1, 2018 to be considered for academic, private, and need-based scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year.  For former students, freshmen, and transfer students, the deadline is February 1, 2018.  Apply here.

College and Other Department Scholarships

In addition to applying for BYU academic scholarships, don't forget to see what is offered by your specific college and/or department on campus. 

Business, Marriott School of Management

Education, David O. McKay School of

Engineering and Technology, Ira A.Fulton College of

Family, Home and Social Sciences

Fine Arts and Communications

Humanities

International Studies, David M. Kennedy Center for

Law School, the Clark Scholarship, also see Utah Minority Bar Association

Life Sciences

Nursing

Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Religious Education, also see their Dissertation Grant

ROTC

High School Seniors

High school students in Utah have a great opportunity to earn scholarships by taking certain courses to prepare for college. The Regents' Scholarship, offered by the Utah System of Higher Education, offers three different scholarship awards for qualifying high school seniors. The program guide and other information can be found here.

Graduate Student Scholarships

You can contact your individual advisement center to find available scholarships for your program. 

FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Scholarship

Do you speak a foreign language? Are you planning a career requiring language skills? You may be eligible for language study scholarships! 

FLAS scholarships  provide tuition and stipend money to add language classes to your BYU curriculum. Nearly 50 BYU students per year are awarded FLAS scholarships! Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible. Find out more here.

Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) pay all expenses for group summer language immersion programs run by the US Dept of State. Students travel to foreign countries for these language and cultural experiences. CLS will boost your fluency as well as your resume! 

Boren Scholarships allow top students to plan their own language study or internship in a foreign country during the academic year. Students applying for this scholarship must be studying some aspect of national security and preparing for a career in government service. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Boren scholars become part of a powerful network essential to finding top government jobs. 

Gilman Scholarships were created to assist undergraduate students with financial challenges to fund international internships or study abroad experiences. To be eligible, the student must be receiving a PELL grant at the time they apply. Gilman scholarships can be used for summer programs as well as fall and winter semesters. 

BYU Management Society Hispanic Scholarship

The BYU Management Society Hispanic Chapter is pleased to announce that it will offer scholarships to Hispanic students pursuing an undergraduate business degree at Brigham Young University or Utah Valley University during the school year. Click here for more information.?

Nontraditional and Single Parent Scholarships

BYU's Women’s Services and Resources has scholarships available to ease the burden many face when trying to balance work, school, child care, and paying the bills. Find the application and more information here.

Single parent students are also encouraged to apply for BYU's general academic, private, and need-based scholarships. Whether you want to apply for one, two, or all three of these types of scholarships, students need to apply using the same scholarship application in order to be considered for a single parent scholarship. Therefore, you are considered for all scholarships you qualify for from the same application. You can apply here

Scholarships for Students with Physical, Intellectual, or Emotional Disabilities

Another source of financial aid is available for hearing-impaired, visually-impaired, neurological disability, mental or emotional conditions, physical disability, burn injuries, cancer fighter or survivor, autism or Asperger diagnosis, hemophilia, cystic fibrosis, epilepsy, immune deficiency, and others. Opportunities for these scholarships are available through the University Accessibility Center. Applicants must be registered through the University Accessibility Center to qualify.

Prestigious Scholarships

BYU's Honors Advisement has a great list of national scholarships and their own scholarships through the honors program here at BYU. 

Undocumented/DACA Resources

  • Educate Utah is a great resource with near-monthly scholarship resources for undocumented and DACA students in Utah.
  • DREAMer's Roadmap believes that all students regardless of legal status should have the same opportunity to pursue the “American Dream” and become the first in their families to be college graduates. It is available on Apple and Android apps as well.
  • The Hispanic Scholarship Fund's mission is to empower Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible.

Diversity Resources

Veteran Scholarship Resources

  • The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.
  • American Veterans' mission is to enhance and safeguard the entitlements for all American Veterans who have served honorably and to improve the quality of life for them, their families, and the communities where they live through leadership, advocacy, and services.
  • ACLS Medical Training offers a great list of scholarships for military veterans to help veterans find financial aid opportunities for themselves and their families to enable veterans and their families to attain the education they desire.
  • AffordableColleges.com provides this excellent list of scholarships and financial aid for military and veterans to help both those in active duty and veterans find the best financial aid for their situation.
  • The Veterans of Foreign Wards (VFW) Scholarships believes in helping veterans take advantage of their hard-earned benefits and financial awards for their service.

Women's Scholarship Resources

  • The American Association of University Women has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe and is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women.
  • BestColleges.com provides a lengthy Scholarship Guide for Women that can help female students in almost any situation.
  • This list of Computer Science Scholarships for Women is designed to fight underrepresentation of women in the computer science world and help women interested in computer science to find financial assistance.
  • The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting awards scholarships to women who are pursuing Accounting degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels.
  • Affordable Colleges Online's STEM Scholarships for Women serves as a resource for girls and young women who are interested in pursuing careers in STEM.
  • Affordable Colleges' list of Scholarships and Financial Aid for Women includes scholarships based on academic performance, leadership skills, and/or the pursuit of graduate studies or careers that are traditionally male-dominated, such as business, science, engineering, and technology.
  • Society of Women Engineers Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the U.S.
  • The Women's Independence Scholarship Program is available to women who have left an abusive domestic situation and who are pursuing an education designed to provide economic independence for themselves and their children.

Health Sciences Scholarship Resources

Other Off-Campus Scholarships

Click here for a great list of other off-campus scholarships with many ranges of qualifications.  There's something for everyone here!

Grants

Federal Pell Grant: Generally awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a graduate degree and show financial need by completing the FAFSA. Learn more here

MEG Grant: The Office of Research & Creative Activities sponsors annual Mentoring Environment Grants (MEG) to facilitate undergraduate work with faculty on research, field studies, or creative projects. Each grant is worth up to $20,000. Learn more here

ORCA Grant: BYU's Office of Research & Creative Activities (ORCA) offers $1,500 grants to help undergraduate students work with faculty in a one-on-one mentoring setting. Students may use an ORCA Grant for anything they wish! Learn more here.

Scholarship Postings

  • #ShareTheGoals Scholarship: The University Network created this scholarship to raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals. One winner each month from October 2017 to July 2018 will receive $1,000; then in August 2018, one GRAND winner (selected from the pool of monthly winners) will win an additional $5,000.
  • Buddha Teas Fair Trade Scholarship: Buddha Teas is happy to announce a $500 monthly scholarship program for students attending or planning to attend a fair trade university or study fair trade or international studies. 
  • EtailPro Entrepreneur Scholarship: This scholarship is open to any students working towards an undergraduate degree or planning on attending an accredited college or university within the United States. First prize will receive $2,000, while two runner-ups will receive $1,000 a piece. 
  • James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund: This is a $1,000 prize monthly for an essay contest, promoting the discussion of traditional vs. nontraditional medical treatments of cancer.
  • National CPR Foundation Scholarship Program: This is for students aspiring to study or currently studying healthcare or education and is a $500 monthly scholarship.
  • Serped.com Marketing Scholarship: Every month, the Serped Scholarship Contest will award a winner $500, plus the opportunity to contribute to one of the hottest companies in the digital marketing space.
  • Varsity Tutors College Scholarship: This is another monthly scholarship of $200 for which you can write fun, brief essays with new prompts each month.

Scholarship Search Engines

Find more scholarships by checking out one or all of these scholarship search engines recommended by USA Today or checking the following list: 

 

 

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