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Applying for Scholarships

We encourage all students to apply for scholarships

BYU scholarships are for current students or those applying for admission. We encourage all students to complete the online scholarship application, regardless of their circumstances. To be considered for any scholarship offered through the Financial Aid Office, complete the ‘Period’ section and first three sections (Personal, Essays, and Need).

Additional sections of the application are for more specific awards and for each you complete you will be considered.

You must apply for scholarships on or before posted deadlines, even if you have not yet been admitted to the university. Your application for scholarships will be processed once you are admitted.

To continue to be considered for scholarships after admission, you must apply by the Continuing Student deadline each year.

Eligible Students Winter 2023 Spring 2022 Summer 2022 Fall 2022
New Freshman 1 Aug 2022 16 Dec 2021 16 Dec 2021 16 Dec 2021
Former 1 Aug 2022 16 Dec 2021 16 Dec 2021 16 Dec 2021
Continuing 1 Feb 2022 1 Feb 2022 1 Feb 2022 1 Feb 2022
Transfer* 1 Aug 2022 16 Dec 2021 16 Dec 2021 16 Dec 2021

Graduate Students - Contact your department for application materials and deadlines.

*Transfer students can apply for academic scholarships as Continuing students after having completed at least 12 credit hours at BYU on or before the appropriate Feb. 1 application deadline.

To receive full consideration for all scholarships for which you may be eligible, you must complete the 2022-23 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and send it to BYU by January 20, 2022. The 2022-23 FAFSA is available October 1, 2021. If you are under the age of 30, you must also include your parents’ information, even if you are considered independent on the FAFSA.