Academic Scholarship

BYU-Idaho recognizes academic achievement by awarding this scholarship to students based on their academic performance.

Application Process

  • Students who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens must complete the scholarship application before March 1st. A FAFSA is not required for students to be evaluated for academic scholarships.
  • International students must complete the scholarship application before March 1st. DACA students should follow the same guidelines as international students.

Eligibility

  • Student must be admitted as a campus student
  • Student must be meeting the university’s satisfactory academic progress standards
  • Student must be meeting qualifying academic performance standards
  • Student must have less than 130 cumulative credits earned at the time of evaluation

Evaluation Table

Student Defined Evaluation
Freshman Less than 14 BYU-Idaho credits and less than 24 transfer college credits Evaluated based upon high school GPA and ACT or SAT score (see Table 1 below) at the time of evaluation. and will be awarded based upon track assignment
Transfer Less than 14 BYU-Idaho credits and more than 24 transfer college credits Evaluated based upon students cumulative transfer GPA from prior university (see table 2 below) at the time of evaluation.
Continuing 14 BYU-Idaho credits or more Evaluated based upon the comletion of 14 BYUI and the student cumulative BYU-Idaho GPA (see table 2 below) at the time of evaluation.

Awarding/Selection

  • Freshman students are evaluated using Table 1 below.

Table 1: 2018-2019 Academic Year

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

  • Transfer/Continuing students are evaluated using Table 2 Below.

Table 2: Award Levels

Cumulative GPA Scholarship Award
3.950-4.000 Full LDS Tuition
3.900-3.949 Half LDS Tuition
3.750-3.899 Quarter LDS Tuition
  • Awards are based on the semesters indicated by the student on the scholarship application.
  • Evaluations for continuing academic scholarships take place annually after Fall semester.

Disbursement

  • Students must be enrolled in 14 or more credits to receive this scholarship.
  • Scholarships will not typically disburse until the first week of the semester.
  • This scholarship may be prorated in a student’s final semester at BYU-Idaho when graduating with a 4- year degree. For financial aid purposes, graduation is defined as completing all components required by your degree. "Walking" in a graduation ceremony does not constitute graduation.

Example: If you will be walking in fall but finishing an internship or student teaching experience in winter, the semester you are graduating is winter. 

    Academic /Talent/ Leadership/Merit Scholarships

    Credit Level Full Tuition 3/4 Tuition 1/2 Tuition 1/4 Tuition
    12+ $2,059 $1,545 $1,030 $515
    9-11.5 $1,545 $1,159 $773 $387
    6-8.5 $1,030 $773 $515 $258
    .5-5.5 $0 $0 $0 $0

    IMPORTANT: All academic scholarships will be cancelled for students enrolled in less than 14 credits. Academic scholarships may ONLY be prorated in a student's final term at BYU-Idaho when graduting with a 4 year degree. This proration request must be made online by completing the Scholarship Proration Request. No academic scholarships will be prorated below 6 credits.

    SCHOLARSHIP PRORATION REQUEST