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BYU-Idaho Returned Missionary Scholarship

About the Returned Missionary Scholarship

The BYU-Idaho Returned Missionary Scholarship is designed to encourage recently returned missionaries to pursue a higher education at BYU-Idaho. This one time $500 scholarship is available upon their first enrollment after their return from missionary service.


There is no application required for the Returned Missionary Scholarship. This scholarship will be automatically awarded to the financial aid portal upon enrollment in the first semester after missionary service.


  • Students must be a BYU-Idaho Campus student without an earned bachelor’s degree.
  • Students have one year from their mission return date to receive this scholarship.
  • Enrollment in at least one credit is necessary for the scholarship disbursement.
  • All missionaries (proselyting, humanitarian, or service) may receive this scholarship.
  • The length of the mission is not a determining factor of eligibility.
  • This award is subject to the Financial Aid Determination Date (FADD). If you drop to zero credits before FADD, you will have to return the $500 scholarship award.
  • Credits do NOT need to be program applicable. However, audited courses do not count.

Scenarios for Eligibility

  • A student returned from a mission in January 2023 and is commencing studies for the first time since returning in Winter 2024
  • A student enrolled in 2021 for the Winter semester and earned 12 credits, returned from a mission in June 2023 and resumed studies for the first time since returning in the Winter 2024 semester.
  • A student who has returned early from their mission for various reasons.
  • A returned missionary is currently enrolled in the fall 2023 Semester and is also coming to the Winter semester.
  • A student returned in January 2023 and enrolled in the Spring 2023 semester, did not attend the Fall 2023 semester, but is now resuming studies in the Winter 2024 semester.


Information for evaluation is based on current Missionary service dates on file with the Admissions office. Make certain your information is up to date at


Scholarships will be added once a Returned Missionary has registered for at least one credit. Award letters for this scholarship will be sent out 2 weeks before the semester starts.

The scholarship will be disbursed to student accounts the first week of the semester and be applied first to tuition charges. Any remaining funds can be eRefunded directly to your bank account so be sure to sign up for e-Refund.