Scholarship

The 2014-2015 BYU-Idaho Scholarship Application is now closed. If you are a newly admitted student or recently returned missionary, you may still fill out the application by clicking the bar below. If you fit the requirements and still are unable to access the application, please email scholarships@byui.edu.

Fill Out The Scholarship Application


Please be aware of the following

  • There is NO AUTOMATIC CONSIDERATION for scholarships - ALL university scholarships (with the exception of Talent and Leadership Scholarships) require the completion of the BYU-Idaho Scholarship Application
  • Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for any need-based scholarships
  • DEADLINE: Students must complete BOTH the BYU-Idaho Scholarship Application AND the FAFSA by APRIL 15, 2014 in order to be considered for need-based scholarships
  • Your application information along with your GPA, major, credits earned, etc. will be compared to the criteria of all available scholarships offered at BYU-Idaho. If you meet the qualifications of a particular scholarship(s) you will then be considered for that award. Your award could possibly include an Academic Scholarship, a General BYU-Idaho Scholarship, or both.

2013-14 Scholarship Application:

  • This application is now closed.
  • If you are either a new BYU-Idaho student or return missionary starting spring 2014, you must request access to the 2013-14 scholarship application before the spring semester Financial Aid Determination Date (FADD), which is May 13, 2014

University Scholarships
There are 4 types of scholarship awards available from BYU-Idaho:

General BYU-Idaho Scholarships
There are many scholarships donated to BYU-Idaho by generous donors who wish to help students obtain an education. These scholarships are based on the specific individual requirements of the scholarship. Demonstrate financial need; Self-reliance and extra-curricular involvement will also be considered.
Application:
  • The BYU-Idaho Scholarship Application is required and available starting November 1, 2013 and closing April 15, 2014.
Application Deadline:
  • April 15, 2014
Requirements for General Scholarships:
  • Complete the BYU-Idaho Scholarship Application.
  • Be enrolled for at least 12 credits during the semester the award is received.
    • 6-11.5 credits receives a prorated award
      • Contact a financial aid counselor if you plan on taking less than 12 credits so you can receive your prorated award on time.
    • If students are in their last semester and taking less than 6 credits, they can petition to receive a prorated award.
      • Students must be enrolled in the correct amount of credits by the Financial Aid Determination Date each semester. (See Deadlines for specific date)
      • To petition, send an email explaining your situation to financialaid@byui.edu
  • No more than 140 earned credits at the time of evaluation
Criteria:
  • Meet the basic requirements of the general scholarships.
  • Other factors considered may include:
    • financial need
    • self-reliance
    • involvement in extracurricular activities
  • Students are encouraged to do all they can for themselves to pay for their education. Working, saving, living frugally and sacrificing unnecessary things, etc. are ways of becoming self-reliant
Award Duration:
  • One academic school year (Fall 2013 through Spring 2014)
  • Students will be awarded for those semesters which they indicate on the BYU-Idaho Scholarship Application.
Accepting Award:
  • Students who receive a General BYU-Idaho scholarship may be 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 a valid Thank You Letter has been received by the Student Financial Aid Office.
Important information:
  • Send all questions for the BYU-Idaho Scholarship Application to scholarships@byui.edu
  • Students will be notified if they receive any awards through their BYU-Idaho email account.
  • If you have a General BYU-Idaho Scholarship and later become eligible for an academic scholarship in the same academic year, your General BYU-Idaho Scholarship may be reduced or eliminated.
    • This is done because General BYU-Idaho Scholarships are largely based on financial need and your need was met by your academic scholarship.
    • Students will be notified if they receive any awards through their BYU-Idaho email account.
  • Scholarships will be based on the number of credits that you are registered for on the last day to drop classes without receiving a W grade. This date, which usually falls around the third week of each semester, is referred to as the Financial Aid Determination Date (FADD). It is the student's responsibility to be aware of the FADD each semester, as well as their individual credit requirements.
    • General BYU-Idaho Scholarships - If a student is enrolled in less than 12 credits but at least 6, the award amount will be prorated based on the number of credits on FADD. If a student has less than 6 credits, the entire scholarship will be returned.
    • Academic Scholarships for Freshmen and Continuing students - If a student is enrolled in less than 14 credits as of midnight on the FADD, the entire amount of the academic scholarship will be reversed and the student will be required to return these funds.

Academic Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen
Awarded exclusively to incoming Freshmen
Application
  • The BYU-Idaho Scholarship Application is required and available starting November 1, 2013 and closing April 15, 2014.
Application Deadline:
  • April 15, 2014
Requirements:
  • Be a Freshman (recently graduated and/or first time college student)
  • Minimum credit requirements:
    • 14 credits during the semester the award is received.
Criteria:
  • Based on the following:
    • High School GPA
    • ACT or SAT Scores
Award Levels:
  • Full LDS Tuition
  • Half LDS Tuition
  • Quarter LDS Tuition
Award Duration:
  • Two semesters (the student's first two semesters)
Important Information:
  • Send all questions regarding academic scholarships for freshmen students to: scholarships@byui.edu
  • Students will be automatically notified if they receive any awards through their BYU-Idaho email account.
    • If you have a General BYU-Idaho Scholarship and later become eligible for an academic scholarship in the same academic year, your General BYU-Idaho Scholarship may be reduced or eliminated.
      • This is done because General BYU-Idaho Scholarships are largely based on financial need and your need was met by your academic scholarship.
    • Scholarships will be based on the number of credits that you are registered for on the last day to drop classes without receiving a W grade. This date, which usually falls around the third week of each semester, is referred to as the Financial Aid Determination Date (FADD). It is the student's responsibility to be aware of the FADD each semester, as well as their individual credit requirements.
      • Academic Scholarships for Freshmen and Continuing students - If a student is enrolled in less than 14 credits as of midnight on the FADD, the entire amount of the academic scholarship will be reversed and the student will be required to return these funds.
      • General BYU-Idaho Scholarships - If a student is enrolled in less than 12 credits but at least 6, the award amount will be prorated based on the number of credits on FADD. If a student has less than 6 credits, the entire scholarship will be returned.

Academic Scholarships for Continuing Students
Awards offered to students based solely on academic performance.
Application:
  • The BYU-Idaho Scholarship Application is required and available starting November 1, 2013 and closing April 15, 2014.
Application Deadline:
  • April 15, 2014
Requirements:
  • Complete the BYU-Idaho Scholarship Application.
  • Completion of at least 28 credits at BYU-Idaho.
    • Upon completion of at least 28 cumulative college credits your cumulative BYU-Idaho GPA will be considered (see below).
  • No more than 129 cumulative credits at the time of evaluation.
  • Minimum credit requirements:
    • Be enrolled in at least 14 credits during the semester of the award.
      • Students in their last semester, before graduating with your Bachelor's Degree, who are taking less than 14 credits may receive a prorated award.
      • To request a prorated award during your last semester, send an email explaining your situation to scholarships@byui.edu.
Transfer Students:
  • The same criteria/award levels below will be used in the evaluation.
    • The transfer GPA will be used.
    • If a transfer student does not qualify on the criteria below at the time of admission, they must accumulate 28 BYU-Idaho credits before they can be reconsidered.
Criteria/Award Levels:
  • All academic scholarships for continuing students (sophomores, juniors and seniors) will be disbursed based on the following criteria:
Cumulative CreditsCumulative GPA & Award Levels
Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors 3.950 - 4.000-----Full LDS Tuition
3.900 - 3.949-----Half LDS Tuition
3.750 - 3.899-----Quarter LDS Tuition
Award Duration:
  • Awards will be for one academic year.
  • Academic scholarships will be awarded based on the semesters students indicate on the BYU-Idaho Scholarship Application that they will be attending.
Important Information:
  • Evaluation:
    • Students who have not yet received an Academic Scholarship are evaluated after each semester as long as the BYU-Idaho Scholarship Application has been completed.
    • After having received an Academic Scholarship, reevaluation occurs after every Winter semester for the next academic year, regardless of track.
      • The academic year begins with the fall semester and ends after the spring semester.
    • Because the Academic Scholarship lasts for the entire Academic Year, the Winter evaluation will not affect Financial Aid for that Spring.
  • Academic scholarships cannot be used in combination with each other. If you received the Freshmen Academic Scholarship, it must be fully disbursed in order to be eligible to receive a Continuing Academic Scholarship.
  • If you have a General BYU-Idaho Scholarship and later become eligible for an academic scholarship in the same academic year, your General BYU-Idaho Scholarship may be reduced or eliminated.
    • This is done because General BYU-Idaho Scholarships are largely based on financial need and your need was met by your academic scholarship.
  • Students will be automatically notified if they receive any awards through their BYU-Idaho email account.
  • See the policies page for more information.
  • Scholarships will be based on the number of credits that you are registered for on the last day to drop classes without receiving a W grade. This date, which usually falls around the third week of each semester, is referred to as the Financial Aid Determination Date (FADD). It is the student's responsibility to be aware of the FADD each semester, as well as their individual credit requirements.
    • Academic Scholarships for Freshmen and Continuing students - If a student is enrolled in less than 14 credits as of midnight on the FADD, the entire amount of the academic scholarship will be reversed and the student will be required to return these funds.
    • General BYU-Idaho Scholarships - If a student is enrolled in less than 12 credits but at least 6, the award amount will be prorated based on the number of credits on FADD. If a student has less than 6 credits, the entire scholarship will be returned.

Talent Awards
Talent Award Scholarships are offered by individual departments at BYU-Idaho.
Application:
  • To apply contact the specific department. The Financial Aid office does not award college/department talent awards.
Requirements:
  • Credits
    • Must be enrolled in 12 credits to receive full award
    • 6-11.5 credits to receive a prorated award
    • Students in their last semester taking less than 6 credits must petition to receive a prorated award.
Important Info:
  • All other information about these scholarships can be found by contacting the specific department:
    • Art Scholarships - Department of Art
      • 208.496.4901
    • Dance Scholarships - Department of Dance
    • Music Scholarships - Department of Music
    • Theater Arts Scholarships - Department of Theatre
      • 208.496.4820
    • Journalism Scholarships
      • 208.496.3711


Outside Aid Opportunities
The following scholarships/awards are awarded by local and national organizations unaffiliated with BYU-Idaho. Students are individually responsible for finding and applying for these awards.

Outside Scholarship Opportunities
Awards offered by private institutions

Private Scholarships Scholarship search and directory sites

Bureau of Indian Affairs Benefits
Financial Aid for students of Native American heritage

Eligibility:
  • To be eligible for BIA funding, in most cases a student must:
    • Be at least 1/4 Indian blood
    • Be registered with a tribe that has a treaty with the U.S. Gov. and an assigned census number
  • Other requirements may apply.
Application:
  • Students who are eligible to receive BIA awards at BYU-Idaho need to complete the following steps:
    • Notify the BYU-Idaho Financial Aid Office of eligibility for Bureau of Indian Affairs funding
    • Submit a FAFSA form for the current academic year (available at www.fafsa.ed.gov)
    • Contact the appropriate tribal agency or office and request:
      • An application
      • Privacy release form
      • Other required forms and documents (based on tribal requirements)
    • Submit the privacy release form to the BYU-Idaho Financial Aid office
    • Submit the application and other required forms to the proper tribal agency or office
    • At the end of each semester students must send a copy of their grades to the tribe
Important info:
  • Policies regarding BIA benefit awards are not managed or controlled by BYU-Idaho. For more information regarding BIA awards students may contact the associated tribal agency.