Latter-day Pioneer Scholarship Fund

This fund was established to provide a scholarship for a student who is a first-generation convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) or have parents that have join the Church in the student's lifetime. Students must already be attending or plan to attend an LDS affiliated school, including BYU-Provo, BYU-Hawaii, BYU-Idaho, LDS Business College, or Southern Virginia University or attend a non-LDS affiliated school and be actively engaged in the local LDS institute program.

Application Available Online: February 2018

Application Deadline: TBD

Award Amount: $500-$1,000

To qualify for this scholarship award you must:

  • must be a first- generation convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or a child of parents who joined the Church during your lifetime
  • be admitted or attending an LDS affiliated school including, BYU- Provo, BYU-Hawaii, BYU-Idaho, LDS Business College, or Southern Virginia University (proof required) or be actively involved in an LDS Institute of Religion program at a non-Church affiliated school
  • have a GPA equal to or higher than 3.0, be able to provide proof of LDS Church involvement

(*graduate students are not eligible)

Be prepared to submit the following documents:

  • LDS ecclesiastical endorsement
  • financial aid documents (optional)
  • acceptance letter from eligible college/university or proof of application
  • essay
  • current transcript with GPA

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