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Brigham Young University Students

Brigham Young University day students can use federal aid to enroll in our university courses. They should contact the BYU Financial Aid office at 801-422-4104 for further information.

University Students Not Enrolled at Brigham Young University

Academic Scholarships
We offer a limited number of university course Academic Scholarships to outstanding students. Students must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Show they have the ability to study independently
  • Have at least a B+ or 3.4 cumulative grade point average
  • Provide college or high school grades on a transcript for all schools attended since ninth grade
  • Be a United States citizen

Financial Need Scholarships
We offer a limited number of university course Financial Need Scholarships to outstanding students with financial need. Students must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Show they have the ability to study independently
  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a United States citizen

Other Key Criteria We Consider:

  • Show experience taking distance education courses
  • Complete entire application with the required information
  • Write legible, succinctly, and concisely on your application

Common Reasons for Not Receiving Scholarships:

  • Do not follow directions properly to submit the application
  • Do not submit all parts of the application and transcripts to our office in time to meet the deadline
  • Do not meet the GPA requirements

Students are not eligible for scholarships if they are:

  • Enrolled as a day student at any university
  • Admitted to Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University–Idaho, or Brigham Young University–Hawaii, which offer financial aid to their students
  • Enrolled in the BYU Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program, which offers financial aid to its students

Scholarships are awarded four times each year. Applications must be received (not postmarked) by the following deadlines: December 1, April 1, June 1, and August 1. Interested students may download an application from our website. Scholarship and grant recipients will be notified by mail by the end of the month in which applications are due. Notifications will also be sent to those not receiving awards. Scholarships may not be applied to previous enrollments.

Please mail completed application and materials to:

BYU Independent Study
120 Morris Center (MORC)
Provo, UT 84602-0300

High School Students

We offer limited scholarship opportunities to students who wish to enroll in our high school courses. Please check with your high school counselor to see if scholarships are available for your school. See our High School Rewards Program page for more information.

Click here for an application