Talent Scholarship

The following departments on campus offer talent-based scholarships…

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Journalism
  • Theater
  • Music


  • The application process is determined by each individual department. Please contact the individual departments for additional information.


  • No FAFSA is required for this scholarship
  • Student must be admitted as a campus student
  • Students must have less than 140 cumulative earned credits at the time of evaluation
  • Student must be meeting the university’s satisfactory academic progress standards


  • Awarding and selection is determined by each department individually. Please contact the individual departments for additional information.


  • Students must be enrolled in 14 or more credits to receive a Talent scholarship.
  • Scholarships will not typically disburse until the first week of the semester.
  • Scholarships may be prorated in a student’s final semester at BYU-Idaho when graduating with a 4-year degree. For financial aid purposes, graduation is defined as completing all components required by your degree. "Walking" in a graduation ceremony does not constitute graduation.

Example: If you will be walking in fall but finishing an internship or student teaching experience in winter, the semester you are graduating is winter. 

    Academic /Talent/ Leadership/Merit Scholarships

    Credit Level Full Tuition 3/4 Tuition 1/2 Tuition 1/4 Tuition
    12+ $2,059 $1,545 $1,030 $515
    9-11.5 $1,545 $1,159 $773 $387
    6-8.5 $1,030 $773 $515 $258
    .5-5.5 $0 $0 $0 $0

    IMPORTANT: All Academic scholarships will be cancelled for students enrolled in less than 14 credits. Academic scholarships may ONLY be prorated in a student's final term at BYU-Idaho when gradating with a 4-year degree. This proration request must be made online by completing the Scholarship Proration Request. No academic scholarships will be prorated below 6 credits.


    • Students must complete the “Thank You Letter” posted on their student financial aid portal before funds will disburse.