Our new scholarship program is available to all middle and high school students.
- You must be a counselor registered with your school or organization. If you don't already have a "Net Id" (which is our term for an account), please create one. Go here to apply to become a registered counselor.
- A high school counselor may submit an application for a scholarship if a student has financial need or shows academic achievement.
- Schools will need one previous enrollment with BYU Independent Study in the past year to be eligible to apply for a course scholarship for a student.
We know each student’s situation is unique, so tell us why you are recommending your student to receive a scholarship.
How does a counselor submit a scholarship application for a student?
1. Information needed before filling out the application form:
- The course title and version that the scholarship will be applied to. For a full list of courses, click here.
- Student Net ID: the student can create a BYU Net ID by selecting the blue login button at the top of this website.
- Associated with the same school: both the student and counselor Net IDs must be connected to the same school. Enter your “Academic Institution" here to connect.
- Student's full name
- Student's email address (to verify if it is correct)
- Student's GPA
- Student's financial need level (1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest).
- Guidance counselor's recommendation
2. How to fill out the application form:
- The counselor will go to is.byu.edu, click "Login," and then click “Sign in with a BYU Net ID.”
- Click on the "Independent Study" tab at the top of the page
- Click on "School Counselor"
- Find the student who would like to apply for the scholarship and select them
- Click on the "Request Scholarship" tab
- Once the application has been electronically submitted, it will be evaluated by a scholarship committee who reviews applications on a weekly basis. Both the counselor and student will receive an email notifying them of the scholarship decision and the amount awarded.
Will the scholarship cover the full cost of the course?
We have found that when there is a financial obligation associated with a course, students tend to not only complete the course, but they also put forth more effort, perform higher academically, and obtain more parental involvement. Guidance counselors can recommend scholarship amounts based on student circumstances. We suggest students pay a portion whenever possible.