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Applying for Scholarships

We encourage all students to apply for scholarships.

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 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. 

Eligible Students Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Summer 2020 Fall 2020
New Freshman 1 Aug 2019 15 Dec 2019 16 Dec 2019 16 Dec 2019
Former 1 Aug 2019 15 Dec 2019 16 Dec 2019 16 Dec 2019
Continuing 1 Feb 2019 1 Feb 2020 1 Feb 2020 1 Feb 2020
Transfer* 1 Aug 2019 15 Dec 2019 15 Dec 2019 15 Dec 2019
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.

FAFSA Deadline for Scholarships

Undergraduate students wanting to be considered for need-based scholarships need to complete the 2020-21 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and send it to BYU by January 20, 2020. The 2020-2021 FAFSA is available October 1, 2019. If you are under the age of 30, you must also include your parents’ information, even if you are considered independent on the FAFSA.