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Scholarships Terms & Conditions

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    Merit and Departmental Scholarships
    New freshmen/transfer students do not qualify for any merit scholarships 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.

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    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".
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    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.
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    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 academic merit 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).
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    Internships
    If you are enrolled in an internship, your merit scholarship will be prorated. See a Financial Aid & Scholarship Counselor for more details.
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    Online Classes
    Students can receive a merit scholarship while taking online classes, however, students must have at least 51% of their enrolled credits on campus and the appropriate credit requirement for the semester (14 total credits fall/winter, 9 credits spring).

    If the student takes 100% online classes they cannot receive the merit scholarship (and any other institutional scholarships); however, they will receive a tuition discount. They must fill out a form and turn it into the Office of the Registrar to get the reduced tuition rate.
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    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.
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    Withdraw from School
    Students who withdraw from school will lose their merit scholarship in that semester.
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    Dropped Classes
    Students who drop classes during the semester and end up not meeting the credit requirements of enrolled credits will lose their scholarship.

    As a reminder, for fall and winter, students must be enrolled in at least 14 credits, and 9 credits for the spring semester.
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    Appeals Process
    Students may feel free to submit an appeal to Financial Aid & Scholarship if by any reason are not able to meet the scholarship requirements.
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    Spouses / Dependents / Non-Degree Seeking Students
    Spouses of BYU–Hawaii employees are not eligible for a merit scholarship.

    Dependents of BYU–Hawaii employees or Church leadership are eligible for a merit scholarship.

    Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for a merit scholarship.
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    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.
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    Grade Adjustments
    Students who have a change in grade after the grade submission deadline will need to notify Financial Aid & Scholarship of the grade change for that semester. The new CGPA will then be applied to future semesters and not back awarded for prior semesters.