“One of the ways BYU-Pathway reaches the hidden many, those students that some schools tend to overlook, is by offering a variety of scholarships,” said J.D. Griffith, BYU-Pathway’s vice president of administration. BYU-Pathway offers the Returned Missionary, Bridge, and Heber J. Grant scholarships.
Returned Missionary Scholarship
Individuals who have served a mission within the past five years are eligible for a
Mentors identify first-semester students whose financial constraints could prevent them from continuing their education. These students are offered a half-tuition scholarship to help them bridge the gap to the next semester.
Heber J. Grant Scholarship
As part of the requirement to receive this needs-based scholarship, students receive a lesson about President Heber J. Grant and are encouraged to set goals to be better stewards and to cultivate characteristics for success.
In 2020, BYU-Pathway was blessed to have more than 2,800 donors support students. Those who donated to a scholarship program provided more than financial assistance: receiving a scholarship boosts students’ confidence, increases their hope in the future, and helps them to feel the love of their Heavenly Father.
BYU-Pathway Scholarship Recipients
David Thuo | Kenya
“This scholarship is an answered prayer for me, because I used much of the money I was to use on college to prepare for my mission. I didn't know what I was to do to finish my studies but something always told me that 'all will be well.’ I've been praying for Heavenly Father to continue providing a way so that I and the other students can finish our studies and be provided with a degree so as to stand a better chance to provide for our family, friends, and neighbors."
Steven Morrissey | Arizona, USA
“This scholarship may look like it only benefits me, but it benefits my entire family. Receiving my education because of your help allows my kids to have more opportunities. I could never say thank you enough.”
Jessamine Torr | South Africa
“Thank you for being the answer to my fervent prayers. Because of you, I am able to move forward in my pursuit of self-reliance. This program is a gift. Because of this program and your contributions, I feel seen by my Heavenly Father, and can testify that obedience, work, faith, and sacrifice truly do bring forth the blessings of heaven.”
Anisa Sejdaj | Albania
"This is such an amazing program. I’m volunteering at the local orphanage and I want to teach these kids everything I’m learning, all the life skills, especially about the mindset. I want to empower them and help them believe in themselves and their abilities to create their future. I’m in awe that I’m offered this scholarship even though I’m not a member of the Church, I’m a Muslim, but I feel incredible support and love even though we have a different religious path. I feel your love and that you believe in me."
Brooke Nixon | Nevada, USA
“Through BYU-Pathway I have been able to become more financially and spiritually independent. The kindness of your heart has blessed me in ways I could never describe or thank you enough for. I have had the opportunity to grow as a person, but more importantly, as a divine daughter of God.”