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Humanities Financial Aid

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  • BYU Humanities scholarships are available to students who are a declared major in the College of Humanities (some scholarships are for minors too). Check descriptions for details.
    Please note:
    • Students must reapply each year to be considered for BYU Humanities scholarships. This application is separate from the general BYU scholarship application.
    • Students are not considered for scholarships unless their application is complete, including submission of required documents.
    • Most programs do not offer scholarships for spring or summer terms unless those terms are required for graduation.
    • Awards are often decided based on financial need—e.g., consideration of other awards, FAFSA scores (https://enrollment.byu.edu/federalaid/the-fafsa), etc.
    • International students can contact the BYU Financial Aid office to have a FAFSA/EFC score manually generated.

    Important Dates

    • General Humanities Scholarship applications open January 1st at 12:00 a.m. MT.
    • General Humanities Scholarship applications close on March 31st at 11:59 p.m. MT.
    • Teacher Education scholarship dates may vary (see below for information).
    • Departmental Scholarship dates may vary.

    Who Should Apply?

    Full-time, undergraduate students officially declared in a Humanities major (see description of scholarships for specific requirements).

    Who Should Not Apply?

    Students who should not apply include:
  • Peery Education Scholarship
    Open to all Humanities undergraduate majors with preference given to students with a financial need.
    Open to all Humanities undergraduate majors who maintain a 3.5 GPA with preference given to students with a financial need
    Open to all Humanities undergraduate majors with senior class status (90 credit hours or more), a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and who have completed a Humanities+ experience (e.g. internship, mentored research, study abroad, volunteer, employment, etc.) prior to receiving the award.
    Open to all Humanities undergraduate majors with preference given to California students, Junior or Senior status students, and students with financial need.
    Open to undergraduate students with a declared major in Art History, Classical Studies (Latin emphasis), German, or Spanish who maintain a 3.0 GPA with preference given to students with a financial need.
    Open to all Humanities undergraduate students pursuing a career in teaching the Humanities with preference given to students with a financial need. Students must be enrolled in their appropriate 476 course and be completing their student teaching for the semester awarded. Students doing a teaching internship do not qualify.
    • Fall semester applications open: January 1st-March 31st*
    • Winter semester applications open: September 1st-November 15th*
    *Unless otherwise stated on the application
  • American Studies


    Open to all undergraduate students with a declared major in American Studies. Preference is given to students who are returning to, or beginning, coursework at the university level after an absence from formal education of 5 or more years. Applications open January 1st and close March 31st.

    Asian & Near Eastern Studies

    Open to Humanities major and minor students participating in the Arabic Flagship program.
    Open to Humanities major and minor students participating in the Chinese Flagship program.
    Open to students planning an overseas program that meets home institution standards in a country outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. Boren Fellowships are for international study.
    Competition held by the Marriott School.

    Comparative Arts and Letters

    Open to undergraduate students Scholarship for Art History, Classical Studies-Latin emphasis, German, or Spanish majors with a 3.0 GPA (cumulative). Preference is given to students with financial need.
    Open to students with a Scandinavian Studies minor. Contact Nate Kramer nate_kramer@byu.edu, 422-1932 for more information and to apply.

    English

    See website for information on the numerous English department scholarships, contests, and awards.

    French and Italian

    A U.S. Department of Education scholarship to encourage the study of specific underrepresented languages. Scholarship provides full-tuition + $5,000 stipend for undergraduate students and full tuition + $15,000 stipend for graduate students. Students must plan to use the language in their future career.
    A needs-based scholarship for students participating in the French Study Abroad.
    A needs-based scholarship for students studying French (preference given to those with a connection to West Africa) and for students living in the French language house.

    German and Russian

    Open to undergraduate students Scholarship for Art History, Classical Studies-Latin emphasis, German, or Spanish majors with a 3.0 GPA (cumulative). Preference is given to students with financial need.
    HOUSING SUPPORT
    For students who wish to live in the German or Russian House. Interested students should talk to the respective housing director.
    German: Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Kelling (hans-wilhelm_kelling@byu.edu)
    Russian: Veronica Bastian (veronicabastian@byu.edu)
    A U.S. Department of Education scholarship to encourage the study of specific underrepresented languages. Scholarship provides full-tuition + $5,000 stipend for undergraduate students and full tuition + $15,000 stipend for graduate students. Students must plan to use the language in their future career.
    GERMAN TEACHING SCHOLARSHIP – Please contact Teresa Bell at tbell@byu.edu for more information.

    Linguistics

    Open to graduate and undergraduate students in Linguistics majors (Linguistics, English Language, Editing & Publishing, and TESOL) who have already completed at least three classes in their major. Preference will be given to nontraditional students, including older students, single parents, and parents with special family circumstances.

    Philosophy

    Open to full-time students with a Philosophy major. Awards are primarily on the basis of academic excellence (particularly philosophical) and promise, and also financial need.
    Open to all BYU undergraduate students. See website for contest rules.

    Spanish & Portuguese

    Open to undergraduate students Scholarship for Art History, Classical Studies-Latin emphasis, German, or Spanish majors with a 3.0 GPA (cumulative). Preference is given to students with financial need.
    Open to any BYU student to submit their work that relates to the Luso and Hispanic Languages and Cultures.
    A U.S. Department of Education scholarship to encourage the study of specific underrepresented languages. Scholarship provides full-tuition + $5,000 stipend for undergraduate students and full tuition + $15,000 stipend for graduate students. Students must plan to use the language in their future career.
  • A variety of grants and loans are available to BYU undergraduate students.
    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).
    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.

Professionalizing Experiences

HUM GRANTS
Open to Humanities undergraduate majors seeking resources for a faculty-mentored research project.

LINGUISTICS EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING GRANT
Open to Linguistics undergraduate majors seeking financial help for experiential learning opportunities.

LISR FUNDING
Open to students living in the Language Immersion Student Residence.

PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP FUNDING
Open to Humanities majors or minors who are participating in an unpaid, professionally supervised internship.

ALTERNATIVE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Open to Humanities majors or minors who are seeking support for an unpaid experiential learning opportunity that is not a traditional internship or study abroad. See the application for more information.

International Study Abroad

Your major department may offer separate Study Abroad scholarships. Additionally, the Kennedy Center website offers other options for funding your program.

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES STUDY ABROAD FUNDING
Open to Humanities majors or minors who are participating in a Humanities-sponsored Study Abroad program.