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 academic, need-based, and private awards, complete the ‘Period’ section and first three optional 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 2021||Spring 2021||Summer 2021||Fall 2021|
|New Freshman||3 Aug 2020||15 Dec 2020||15 Dec 2020||15 Dec 2020|
|Former||3 Aug 2020||15 Dec 2020||15 Dec 2020||15 Dec 2020|
|Continuing||1 Feb 2020||1 Feb 2021||1 Feb 2021||1 Feb 2021|
|Transfer*||3 Aug 2020||15 Dec 2020||15 Dec 2020||15 Dec 2020|
|Graduate||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.
Undergraduate students wanting to be considered for need-based scholarships need to complete the 2021-22 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and send it to BYU by January 20, 2021. The 2021-2022 FAFSA is available October 1, 2020. If you are under the age of 30, you must also include your parents’ information, even if you are considered independent on the FAFSA.