Alumni Replenishment Grants
What are Replenishment Grants?
“The fundamental nature of gifts: they move, and their value increases with their passage…The more something is shared, the greater its value becomes”
-Robin Wall Kimmerer
2022 marks the 30 years anniversary of the BYU Alumni Community Replenishment Grant Program. This scholarship program honors “the mainstays of our doctrine and of our historical tradition [that] ties back to helping others who come after us, just as we have been helped by those who have gone before.” (Lee 1992). All members of the BYU community have an ownership of BYU, and this ownership will last for their lifetime.
Since its founding, the BYU Alumni Community has given over 6000 scholarships and created 34 endowments. To read about the founding of the scholarship, please refer to President Rex Lee’s Devotional.
How Do They Work?
- Replenishment grants are funded by generous contributions from alumni in the spirit of giving back. They carry with them an invitation to replenish the fund so that others may benefit from assistance in the future. This can be done by replenishing the fund directly, serving in your local alumni chapter, or in other ways.
- The BYU Alumni Association directs replenishment grants to needful junior and senior students whose total costs of education may not be met through other financial aid programs.
- Grants will be awarded annually and vary in amounts up to full tuition. Grant recipients will be invited to participate in the alumni community.
- Replenishment Grants are funded by BYU Alumni Chapters all around the country, BYU License Plate funds, and the donations of alumni.
- Serious candidates must meet the following qualifications to be considered:
- Earn a minimum 3.0 GPA from all institutions attended by the end of Winter Semester
- Demonstrate financial need
- Recipients will be eligible to apply each year for another grant under the same criteria.
- What does BYU mean to you?
- Explain your educational and professional goals
- Explain your involvement in extra-curricular and service-related activities
- BYU Alumni Replenishment Grant funds come from numerous donations of alumni living in your area. Tell us what your financial challenges are and how you are working to overcome them
- When you become a BYU Alum, how will you replenish the spirit of BYU and honor the gift—the BYU Alumni Replenishment Grant—that you received?
Interested in Applying?
**Deadlines to apply for grants: December 15th for new and transfer students, February 1st for continuing students.
For online application:
- Click here or login to myBYU. Under "School" click on "Scholarship Application"
- Select the semesters you will be attending next year.
- Complete the Personal Information, Essays and the Financial Need sections.
- Indicate that you want to be considered for an Alumni Replenishment Grant, choose the chapter you belong to, complete the alumni essays, and submit the application.
Replenishment grants for the entire year are awarded during the Spring for the upcoming school year. If you don't see the option to select an Alumni Replenishment Grant, it's probably because the deadline has passed. Please try again at the beginning of next year for the next Fall Semester!
How To Replenish?
The term “replenishment” focuses on the ultimate goal of this program, to encourage you to look for others whom you can help along the way, and hope that, when the time is right and you are in a position to contribute, you will replenish and “pay it forward” to assist others as they complete their journey here at BYU.
- When you click the link below, search for the chapter that gave you the grant or the chapter where you currently reside.
- For those who want to make a donation to the Alumni General Grant, select "Grant Replenishment Past Recipient Gifts"
- Purchases of BYU License Plates also go towards Replenishment Grant Scholarships.