English Language Center

BYU English Language Center Scholarships

Note: Scholarships are only available to currently enrolled ELC students after successful completion of at least one semester at the ELC. Students may simultaneously apply for each scholarship for which they qualify. Students may apply multiple semesters.


Tom and Becky Smith Scholarship Expect Excellence Scholarship

This will usually be a full-tuition scholarship. It has been made possible by the very generous contributions of Tom and Becky Smith who want to help ELC students successfully complete their English training. Requirements:

  1. Successfully complete the semester immediately prior to the semester for which you are applying.
  2. Be in Foundations courses the semester you apply.
  3. Have excellent citizenship and proficiency grades.
  4. Demonstrate why the study of English is important for future goals and how this scholarship will help you achieve these goals.

This half-tuition scholarship is for students who have demonstrated excellence in their English language learning. In order to qualify, applicants must:

  1. Have excellent citizenship grades (usually this means between 93% and 100%)
  2. Have excellent proficiency grades (this includes excellent course grades as well as excellent grades on the LATs)
  3. Contribute to an excellent language learning environment and community at the ELC. This could include being a good example of speaking English whenever possible, encouraging others to speak English, working with tutors, attending English for Lunch and other ELC activities, and maintaining a positive attitude that benefits fellow students.
Returned Missionary Scholarship Ito Scholarship

This is a half-tuition scholarship for returned missionaries. It was established through the donations of very generous individuals who want to help ELC Students who have served an LDS mission. In order to qualify, applicants must:

  1. Be a returned missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  2. Be a candidate for an undergraduate degree at BYU (those wishing to pursue a graduate degree may apply, but those applying to undergraduates will be given priority)
  3. Be placed into Academic courses (Academic A - University Prep) the semester the scholarship is awarded
  4. Have excellent citizenship and proficiency grades
  5. Demonstrate why the study of English is important for future goals

This scholarship is named for Tatsunari and Dan Ito, who studied at the ELC from 2010-2011 (for more information click here). This half-tuition scholarship is awarded to one student each semester who demonstrates similar qualities as the Ito brothers. In order to qualify for the Ito Scholarship, applicants should:

  1. Have excellent citizenship grades (usually this means between 93% and 100%)
  2. Demonstrate a commitment to learning by speaking English and encourage others to do so.
  3. Be cheerful, optimistic, and persevering
  4. Serve, motivate, and inspire others at the ELC
  5. Fully participate at the ELC. This might include working with tutors, participating in English for Lunch and other ELC activities, getting ELC Thank-you cards, and so on.

Students can get more information about these scholarships in Room 103. Students may apply for scholarships the last three weeks of the semester.