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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. Scholarship applications are reviewed after admissions decisions have been made.

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

To receive full consideration for all scholarships for which you may be eligible, you must complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and send it to BYU by January 20, 2023. The 2023-24 FAFSA is available October 1, 2022. If you are under the age of 30, you must also include your parents' information, even if you are considered independent on the FAFSA.

Eligible Students Fall 2023 Winter 2024 Spring 2023 Summer 2023
New Freshman Dec 15, 2022 Aug 1, 2023 Dec 15, 2022 Dec 15, 2022
Former Dec 15, 2022 Aug 1, 2023 Dec 15, 2022 Dec 15, 2022
Continuing Feb 1, 2023 Feb 1, 2023 Feb 1, 2023 Feb 1, 2023
Transfer* Dec 15, 2022 Aug 1, 2023 Dec 15, 2022 Dec 15, 2022

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

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

BYU Scholarship Application