Scholarships, Terms and Conditions

Merit and Departmental Scholarships
Student being awarded any of these scholarships will need to be enrolled in a minimum of 14 credits for Fall and Winter, 9 credits for Spring. Summer is not an official term as it is only meant for internship enrollment, therefore no merit or departmental scholarships are available.
Leave of Absence/Discontinuance
Students who take a leave of absence or discontinue for 3 consecutive semesters will need to complete one full-time (14 credits Fall/Winter, 9 credit Spring) semester before becoming eligible for the merit scholarship.
Students that receive a CGPA of 3.65 – 3.849 will not receive the merit scholarship if they are taking an internship class, because they will receive the half tuition internship discount.
Students that receive a CGPA of 3.85 – 4.0 will receive the half tuition discount and the additional portion to make up the difference of their scholarship.
The internship discount will be applied to the total tuition during the semester, not just the internship credits.
Online Classes
Students can receive scholarship while taking online classes, however, students must have at least 1 credit 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 in to the Registrar’s office to get the reduced tuition rate.
Withdraw from School
Students who withdraw from school will lose their merit scholarship in that semester.
Dropped Classes
Students who drop classes during the semester and end up not meeting the credit requirements of enrolled credits will lose their merit scholarship.
As a reminder, for Fall and Winter, students must be enrolled in at least 14 credits, and 9 credits for the Spring term.
Appeals Process
Students may feel free to submit an appeal to our financial aid office if by any reason are not able to meet the scholarship requirements.
External Scholarships
External Scholarships have their own criteria.
You may use any Internet search engine to find external scholarships or consult a compiled list of external scholarships our office receives.
External scholarship cannot be disbursed to the newly created Summer "term".
Department Scholarships
Department scholarships are decided by the department. Each Department has their own criteria.
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.
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.
Grade Adjustments
Students who have a change in grade after the grade submission deadline will need to notify Financial Aid of the grade change. The new CGPA will then be applied to future semesters and not back awarded for prior semesters.