Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions for Hall Foundation Online Scholarship

No, at this time, Hall Foundation scholarships are only available for online students.

Scholarship applications are reviewed in the order they are received. Due to the large number of applications, it takes on average 6-12 months for the Hall Foundation to review your application.

Yes, Hall Foundation scholarships are for students who have served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Yes, without completing PathwayConnect, you are not eligible to apply for the Hall Foundation scholarship for BYU-Idaho or Ensign College Online Students.

Beginning Spring Semester 2022, all Hall Foundation scholarship recipients will receive 100% tuition, plus books and fees each semester, as long as they have a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher, up to 120 total credits. This is a change from the previous full-tuition scholarships for students with 3.0-4.0 GPA and half-tuition scholarships for 2.0-2.9 GPA.

Yes, all textbooks and fees are covered each semester up to 120 total credit hours, effective Winter 2022 semester.

No, when the Hall Foundation Scholarship award is added to your student account, you cannot use these funds to pay for other expenses or request these funds to be transferred to your personal bank account.

Scholarship recipients will receive an email with step-by-step instructions on how to add Hall Foundation as a third-party payee. This is the only way to receive funds.

All scholarship recipients must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Unofficial transcripts must be submitted to the Hall Foundation at the end of each semester, and the end-of-semester survey must be filled out.

Yes, you are allowed to defer the first semester you are awarded the scholarship, but you must enroll the following semester to keep it.

Students are allowed to add/drop through the first week of classes. After this time, if you drop classes, the Hall Foundation will not receive these funds back from the school. These credits are still subtracted from your 120 credits of tuition you were awarded. You may be at risk of losing your scholarship if this happens more than once.

Yes, a student can retake a class and use their Hall Foundation Scholarship to pay for the class they retake. However, this will count toward a student’s 120 credits of awarded scholarship funds.

Keep in mind that all BYUI students only have 4 retakes for the entire time they are students. If they retake more than that, the retake will not replace the grade and the credit,  it will be averaged with the original grade.

Yes, the Hall Foundation will cover up to 120 credits of tuition. If you change your major and this causes you to go over 120 credits, you will be responsible for paying for the remaining credits on your own.

No, the Hall Foundation scholarship will not cover any previous tuition, textbooks or other education related fees. Students must pay for their previous balances in order to register for classes and receive scholarship funds.

You must be enrolled in at least one class at least two semesters a year. If you fail to do so, your Hall Foundation Scholarship will be revoked. You can attend all year round if you choose.

No, there is no minimum credit requirement for Hall Foundation scholarship recipients.

The scholarship covers the credits needed to reach 120 tuition credits. If students have previously attended semesters prior to receiving the Hall Foundation scholarship, tuition will only cover up to 120 total credits, which is the point when a student should have earned a bachelor’s degree.

Yes, every student must submit transcripts and fill out the survey at the end of every semester in order to keep the Hall Foundation scholarship for the following semester.

No, the Hall Foundation is an independent charitable organization and is not affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, PathwayConnect, BYU-Pathway Worldwide, BYU-Idaho, Ensign College or other church-sponsored education programs. Instead, our foundation represents a unique scholarship opportunity for international returned missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.