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  • BYU Family Home and Social Science scholarships are available to students who are a declared major in a major in the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences.

    Please note:
    • Students must reapply each year to be considered for BYU FHSS scholarships. This application is separate from the general BYU scholarship application.
    • Students are not considered for scholarships unless their application is complete.
    • Most programs do not offer scholarships for spring or summer terms.

    Important Dates




    Who Should Apply?

    Full-time undergraduate students officially declared in an FHSS major.

    Who Should Not Apply?


    Students who should not apply include:
    • Part-time students
    • Students who are deferring enrollment
    • Students minoring in FHSS disciplines

    What Scholarships are Available?



    NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIP
    Dates: October 24 — November 30th
    Scholarship opportunity for those majoring in one of the FHSS disciplines. Part-time, full-time undergraduate students and graduate Students.

    FHSS EMPLOYEE GIVING, FHSS FINANCIAL NEED, HILLIER, STAPLES, AND DONG ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIPS
    Scholarship opportunity for those majoring in one of the FHSS disciplines. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA, be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours per semester, and be making progress in their declared major. Previous scholarship recipients are invited to apply again. Awards up to full tuition for one or two semesters. Based on need and fit, the selection committee will choose recipients and assign endowed scholarships accordingly.

    FHSS SINGLE PARENT SCHOLARSHIP
    Scholarship opportunity for single parents majoring in one of the FHSS disciplines. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and making progress in their declared major. Previous scholarship recipients are invited to apply again. Awards up to full tuition for one or two semesters.

    MCKAY SCHOOL TEACHING SCHOLARSHIP
    Scholarship opportunity for those majoring in a teacher education program. Applicants must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours per semester, free of any holds on student account, and must be in good standing academically and with the Honor Code.
  • Economics


    ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIP
    Economics majors only; completed Econ 110 with a C- or better; enrolled as a full-time student for semester or term you would receive the scholarships; NOT have received four years of substantial scholarship assistance at BYU. No scholarship will be awarded to a student for a semester term in which he/she is already receiving full tuition scholarship.

    Family Life


    SCHOOL OF FAMILY LIFE SCHOLARSHIP
    For undergraduate students majoring in a SFL major.

    Geography

    The following half-tuition scholarships are available for DECLARED Geography majors. Apply here.

    L. ELLIOTT TUTTLE SCHOLARSHIP
    For outstanding seniors in the field of Geography. (Includes both seniors at the time of the application deadline and juniors who will be seniors during the year which the scholarship will apply to). This scholarship specifically recognizes academic excellence. Consideration also given to financial need.

    KAREN MITTLEMAN SCHOLARSHIP
    For undergraduate students majoring in Geography. Preference given to non-freshman female students.

    DALE STEVENS SCHOLARSHIP
    For Geography majors who demonstrate financial need.

    AMANDA HARDIN SCHOLARSHIP
    For GIS, Geo-Spatial Science and Technology, and Geo-Spatial Intelligence ONLY. This scholarship is for juniors and seniors. This scholarship is a half tuition scholarship for Fall and Winter semesters

    Gerontology


    GERONTOLOGY PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS
    The Gerontology Program offers students three funding opportunities, including two opportunities for scholarship awards and one for a cash prize. Each spring, students enrolled in the program can apply for an Academic Scholarship, which is based on academic merit. Each fall, students can apply for a Service Award, which recognizes exceptional service in the field of gerontology.

    History


    DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY SCHOLARSHIP
    Scholarship and financial aid options for History majors.

    Political Science


    DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP
    Merit and need-based scholarship options for Political Science majors.

    Sociology


    DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP
    For undergraduate Sociology majors who demonstrate financial need. Completed Soc 111,112 or 113 and two other sociology courses (e.g., 300, 310, etc.) with a C- or better grade. Enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester and 6 credit hours per term during the semester/term(s) you are applying for.
  • A variety of grants and Loans are available to BYU undergraduate students.

    Grants

    More information for student grants can be found at BYU Financial Aid. You will be required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    Loans

    There are many loan products available to assist you in financing your education. Financial aid counselors can help you understand what is available and can point out the logistics of each loan. More Information for student loans can be found at BYU Financial Aid.
  • These are awarded by the university to undergraduate students. Apply online for BYU student scholarships at the BYU Scholarships Office.
  • Scholarship Universe is a third-party software system that is licensed by BYU. This free service specifically tailors scholarship opportunities to you based on information you include in your profile. Results in the database are vetted and approved by Scholarship Universe. In order to enter Scholarship Universe and create a profile, you will need to log in with your BYU Net ID and password.
  • More information for on-campus student employment can be found at BYU Student Employment.

College


FHSS INTERNSHIP GRANTS
Funding opportunity for internships for those majoring in one of the FHSS disciplines.

Department

Economics


EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING GRANT
Economics majors only; have secured (or will be applying for) an experience that will support your academic and career goals.

INTERNSHIP GRANT
Declared economics major; financial need, character of the internships, extent to which the internship will aid the student in future academic and career goals.

Family Life


INTERNSHIP GRANT
Declared economics major; financial need, character of the internships, extent to which the internship will aid the student in future academic and career goals.

History


HISTORY EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarship for experiential learning opportunities.

Political Science


POLITICAL SCIENCE EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING GRANTS
Funding and grant opportunities for BYU Political Science Majors for an experience that will support your academic and career goals. Funding is available for Internships, Mentored Learning (research), and student projects. Conference travel grants are available. (Funds are not available for Study Abroad programs without an internship or mentored learning component.)

Sociology

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING GRANT
Sociology majors only; have secured (or will be applying for) an experience that will support your academic and career goals.