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Scholarships are an excellent resource to help with your college expenses. It is important to look for them often and early as many of the application deadlines occur 6 months or more before the fall semester begins. The material below should provide you with the necessary information in regards to scholarships offered both within BYU-Idaho and from outside the university.

At this time, online BYU-I students are not eligible to complete the BYU-Idaho Scholarship Application; however, you are able to receive scholarships from sources outside the university. Check out our “Non-BYU-I Scholarships” section below for additional resources and helpful information.

The 2018-2019 BYU-Idaho Scholarship Application is open October 1, 2017 through February 1, 2018! The application can be accessed here:

If you were admitted or returned from your mission after the February 1st deadline, you are still eligible to complete the application using the link above. If you are unable to access the application, please email your request to scholarships@byui.edu.

BYU-Idaho Scholarships – To be eligible for both general and academic scholarships through BYU-Idaho, you must fill out the BYU-Idaho Scholarship Application and the FAFSA*. Academic and general need based scholarships are awarded on an academic year basis through the BYU-Idaho Scholarship Application. Students have access to the application beginning in October, which must be submitted by the February 1st deadline. The application must be completed on a yearly basis for continued consideration.

*International students are not required to complete a FAFSA to be considered for scholarships.

Students who receive BYU-Idaho scholarships must be enrolled in a minimum of 14* credits by the Financial Aid Determination Date (FADD) to receive their award for that semester. Program applicability does not apply to BYU-Idaho scholarships.

*If you are graduating with your Bachelor’s degree at the end of the current semester and are taking less than 14 credits, please submit an online request to have your scholarship prorated.

Final Semester Credit LevelFull Tuition ($2009)3/4 Tuition ($1507)1/2 Tuition ($1005)1/4 Tuition ($503)
12+ $2,009 $1,507 $1,005 $503
9-11 $1,507 $1,131 $754 $378
6-8 $1,005 $754 $503 $252
0.5-5 $503 $377 $252 $250

Students cannot have more than 129 earned credits for an academic scholarship and/or 139 earned credits for a general scholarship. They must also meet the federal Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements to be eligible for an award. The maximum amount a student can receive each semester in university scholarships is full LDS tuition. Awards are disbursed based on the semesters selected in the student’s application. Students are evaluated after each Fall semester for the next academic year, regardless of their track.

All application information including GPA, major, credits earned, etc. will be compared to the criteria of all available scholarships offered through the scholarship application. Students will be notified of any awards through their BYU-Idaho email account.

BYU-Idaho general scholarships are based on a student’s financial need and self-reliance. This money generally comes from donors who have generously given to the Church and University to help students obtain their education. Please note that the maximum amount a student can receive each semester is full LDS tuition.

You are encouraged to do all you can to pay for your education independently. Working, saving, living frugally, sacrificing unnecessary things, etc., are ways of becoming self-reliant.

Students who receive a General BYU-Idaho scholarship are required to submit a Thank You Letter. These letters are given to the generous donors who contribute these scholarships to BYU-Idaho. Awards will not be disbursed to the student until the Student Financial Aid Office has received a valid Thank You Letter.

Please send all questions regarding BYU-Idaho Scholarships to financialaid@byui.edu.

BYU-Idaho academic scholarships are awarded for academic achievement.

Freshman Students

Academic scholarship eligibility is based on a student’s high school GPA and ACT or SAT score (see chart below) and will be awarded according to their assigned track. Please note that the maximum amount a student can receive each semester in university scholarships is full LDS tuition.

2017-2018 Academic Year

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*award criteria is subject to change from year to year.

Continuing BYU-I Students

BYU-Idaho recognizes academic achievement through this scholarship. Eligibility is based on the completion of 14 BYU-Idaho credits and a student’s cumulative BYU-Idaho GPA. Students are evaluated after each Fall semester for the next academic year, regardless of their track. Please note that the maximum award amount a student can receive each semester in university scholarships is full LDS tuition.

Transfer Students

Your cumulative GPA at the time of transfer from your prior university will be used to determine your academic scholarship eligibility for that academic year. If you do not qualify at the time of admission, you must accumulate 14 BYU-Idaho credits before you will be reconsidered, based on your BYU-Idaho cumulative GPA.

Award Levels

All academic scholarships for continuing and transfer students (sophomores, juniors and seniors) are awarded based on the following criteria:

3.950 - 4.000------Full LDS Tuition

3.900 - 3.949------Half LDS Tuition

3.750 - 3.899------Quarter LDS Tuition

This award is for students completing required internships that are unpaid, for more than 15 hours a week. Awards are based on financial need and each student’s individual situation. Please contact a Financial Aid Counselor for more information about how to apply. Students completing their student teaching are not eligible.

Please contact the specific department for application and deadline information on potential scholarships. Please note that the maximum amount a student can receive each semester in university scholarships is full LDS tuition.

Department Contact Information:

Art Scholarships - Department of Art

  • 208-496-4900
  • Art_dept@byui.edu

Dance Scholarships - Department of Dance

  • dance_dept@byui.edu
  • 208-496-4850

Music Scholarships - Department of Music

  • music@byui.edu
  • 208-496-4951

Theater Arts Scholarships - Department of Theatre

  • 208-496-4820

Journalism Scholarships

  • 208-496-3711
  • thompsonj@byui.edu

These are scholarships awarded to students through agencies other than the University. They will have their own applications, requirements and deadlines. We encourage students to search and apply for these opportunities as soon as possible as their deadlines usually occur early in the year. To assist in your scholarship search, we’ve gathered a few resources. Remember, when applying for scholarships, be cautious of sites that ask for personally identifiable information such as social security numbers, birth dates, etc. We also advise against paying a company to find scholarships.

To assist in your scholarship search, we’ve gathered a few resources. All outside scholarship awards should be sent to BYU-Idaho with the student’s I-number.

Students who find themselves needing more money than what they are eligible to receive from FAFSA, BYU-Idaho scholarships, their savings, and the money they’ve earned from working, can look to outside sources for scholarships.

The Department of Education has provided some basic guidelines and tips for students who are applying for scholarships outside of their university.

Outside Scholarships

Students who find themselves needing more money than what they are eligible to receive from FAFSA, BYU-Idaho scholarships, their savings, and the money they’ve earned from working, can look to outside sources for scholarships.

The Department of Education has provided some basic guidelines for students who are applying for scholarships outside of their university. Visit their website to find out what scholarships are available, how to apply, and tips on being safe while applying.

Writing Essays

The writing center on campus provides opportunities for students to have their work peer reviewed. Students on campus can walk-in or make an appointment at the writing center. Online students can chat or Skype with representatives.

Watch their videos to learn more about writing great essays.

Avoiding Scams

Don’t ever pay to receive scholarships or to fill out your FAFSA. Save your money for college.

Review the Department of Educations' information on Avoiding Scams before applying for any type of financial aid.

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

International Scholarship and Tuition Services

Scholarship America

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B. Davis Scholarship

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Goodcall Scholarship Search

EGC Legal

What'sFlame

Tim Brown

Slickdeals

RightSignature

Nursing Schools Almanac

Scholarship Guidance

Cirris Systems

SurveysSay

2017 Veteran Benefits Scholarship

Mobility Scholarship Program

Alpine Recovery Lodge

Senior Planning Social Work & Eldercare Award

You are considered an incoming freshman if you have less than 14 resident BYUI credits. You are evaluated for a Freshmen academic scholarship based on high school cumulative GPA as well as ACT/SAT score. In order to be considered a Transfer student, you must have more than 23 credits from another accredited university. If you have 23 or less credits then you are still considered new freshman and will be evaluated based on your high school credentials. Incoming freshman that have been home-schooled, will be evaluated solely off of their ACT/SAT score for Academic Scholarships.

Non-matriculated Pathway students are not eligible for BYU-Idaho Scholarships. Graduates from the Pathway program typically have 15 BYU-Idaho credits. If you have all 15 credits then you will be evaluated as a Continuing student, using your cumulative BYUI GPA. If you have 13 or less credits you will still be considered Incoming Freshman and will be evaluated as such.

The BYU-Idaho Scholarship application is available October through February 1st every year. We make a huge effort to ensure that all our students are aware of the February 1st deadline. There are banners on our website, links in their student portal, posts on our social media platforms, signs and billboards around campus, etc. Students are responsible for knowing the deadline and submitting their application within that period. However, we understand there are circumstances that make it difficult for students to submit their scholarship applications. Exceptions may include:

  • Missions
  • Late admission to BYU-Idaho

In both of these cases, the application will remain open for them until the third week of their first semester, no matter if it is after the February 1st deadline. If your student has other extenuating circumstances, they may explain their situation to our scholarship specialists via email at scholarships@byui.edu. Please note that this is not a guarantee for late submission.