High School and Middle School Scholarships

Our Scholarship program can benefit all middle and high school students and is based on the student's financial need, academic achievement, and counselor recommendations. Counselors can apply for these scholarships for their students on our High School and Middle School Scholarships page.

University Scholarships

Scholarship Application

Scholarships are awarded every month to university students not enrolled at Brigham Young University. Applications must be received (not postmarked) before the first day of the month in which they should be considered. Interested students may download an application from our website. 

Apply for a University Scholarship

Do not enroll in a course until you have a scholarship, as scholarships may not be applied to previous enrollments. Scholarship awards (or denials) will be sent by mail by the end of each month.

Please mail completed application and materials to:

BYU Independent Study
ATTN: Scholarships
229 HCEB
Provo, UT 84602-0300

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

Disability Scholarship

The Mabel Brown Scholarship is awarded to single adults with a chronic physical impairment, disability or medical condition, limitation, or illness who maintain a 2.7 GPA.

Other Key Criteria We Consider:

  • Show experience taking independent educational 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 and receiving federal financial aid
  • Admitted to Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University–Idaho, or Brigham Young University–Hawaii, which offer federal financial aid to their students
  • Enrolled in the BYU Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program, which offers financial aid to its students

 

Financial Aid

BYU Independent Study does not give or accept Federal Financial Aid. However, you are encouraged to apply for one of our scholarships, which are awarded every month. 

BYU Independent Study delivers a flexible alternative for students by offering open enrollment, self-paced, year-long courses resulting in credit that can be transferred to many institutions. Because of this unique format, we are unable to declare full or part-time student enrollment status and attendance. As a result, we are unable to sign any for the following:

  • Consortium Agreements
  • Student Loan Deferment Forms
  • FAFSA Form
  • State Verification of Enrollment and Attendance Forms (including for driver’s license applications)
  • Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for Nonmigrant Student Status
  • Social Security Administration Forms (requesting enrollment and class attendance information)
  • Any other form requiring declaration of part or full-time student enrollment status or attendance

Please use discretion when enrolling to confirm that our courses will fit your unique needs.

For questions regarding military or veterans educational services, please contact the Military Relations Coordinator (Stephen Ray Olsen) at 801-422-6429 or sro@byu.edu.