Scholarships Terms and Conditions
1. Dean's List and Departmental Scholarships
New freshmen/transfer students do not qualify for a Dean's List scholarship until their second semester on campus.
Continuing students being awarded will need to have completed a semester full-time and be enrolled in a minimum of 14 credits for fall and winter, 9 credits for spring (the semester they are receiving the scholarships).
Summer is not an official term as it is only meant for internship enrollment, therefore no merit or departmental scholarships are available.
- Departmental scholarships require a minimum of a 2.5 CGPA.
- View the Dean's List scholarship requirements.
2. External Scholarships
External scholarships have their own criteria.
You may use any internet search engine to find external scholarships or view the additional resources our office has listed on our website.
External scholarship cannot be disbursed to the newly created summer "term".
3. Department Scholarships
Department scholarships are decided by the department. Each department has its own criteria.
Students should contact their respective academic programs, to be aware of opportunities and the application process and deadlines. Deadlines for decisions are set for the end of the first month of each semester.
4. New Freshman/Transfer Student
All new and/or newly transferred students to BYU–Hawaii will need to be enrolled full-time in their first semester and in at least 14 credits for fall and winter semesters, and 9 credits for the spring semester at BYU–Hawaii to be eligible for the Dean's List scholarship.
(If fall/winter is the first semester, the student must be registered for at least 12 credits. If a spring semester is their first semester, the student must be registered for at least 8 credits).
5. Returned Missionaries
Returning missionaries will be automatically considered based on their prior grades at BYU–Hawaii.
Students with a minimum CGPA of 3.750 and who are going on an internship will be considered for a Dean’s List scholarship.
7. Leave of Absence/Discontinuance
Students who take a leave of absence or discontinue for three consecutive semesters will need to complete one full-time (14 credits fall/winter, 9 credit spring) semester before becoming eligible for the merit scholarship.
8. Withdraw from School
Students who withdraw from school will lose their Dean's List and any other scholarships in that semester.
9. Approved Reduced Course Load
Students are eligible for one approved reduced course load (typically in their last semester) within their four-year time here at BYU–Hawaii to be eligible for institutional scholarships.
10. Dropped Classes
Students who drop classes during the semester and end up not meeting the credit requirements of enrolled credits will lose all of their scholarships.
As a reminder, for fall and winter, students must be enrolled in at least 14 credits, and 9 credits for the spring semester.
11. Appeals Process
Students may feel free to submit an appeal to Financial Aid & Scholarships if by any reason are not able to meet the scholarship requirements.
12. Dependents / Non-Degree Seeking Students
Dependents of BYU–Hawaii employees or Church leadership are eligible for a Dean's List scholarship.
Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for a Dean's List scholarship.
13. Late Disbursements
Scholarships will need to be processed and disbursed before the end of each semester. We do not award scholarships for prior semesters. It is the responsibility of the student to review their account and ensure their award was applied correctly.
14. Grade Adjustments
Students who have a change in grade after the grade submission deadline will need to notify Financial Aid & Scholarships of the grade change for that semester. The new CGPA will then be applied to future semesters and not back awarded for prior semesters.