Mormon scholarships are provided by the Mormon Church, which is more correctly known as the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. The Mormon community tends to be based in the United States and the vast majority of the scholarships offered by Mormons are within the continental US borders. Since the headquarters of the church is in Utah, there are also more scholarships available in that state than any other. Several Mormon scholarships are for students interested in entering into church leadership or support, but there are also general scholarships for secular degrees. In some cases, students living outside of the United States or Mormons from other countries may also be eligible for scholarships from the LDS Church.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is one of the institutes best known outside of the Mormon community. There is a scholarship offered through Idaho State University for students that are attending that institute and are also active in the Mormon Choir. This scholarship varies in both the number of scholarships awarded per year as well as the value of each scholarship. There is also a Mormon scholarship offered at Western Washington University that is open to Mormon students that are involved in athletics within the school. This scholarship, the Paula and Kirk Wilson Scholarship, does not require a specific application however it is handled through the Western Washington University Athletics Department and is privately funded.
Brigham Young University is a Mormon based higher education institute located in Provo, Utah. BYU offers a wide range of degree programs from business to education and religious studies to law school and international studies. All classes are provided within the teachings of the LDS Church and most students attending the school will be of the Mormon faith. Like all scholarships, these are based on academic achievement and financial need, as well as the student being an active member or the Church of Later Day Saints.
Mormon students can also apply for government funding through loans, grants and scholarships outside of those specifically designated for Mormon students. Many of these outside scholarships are for areas of religious study as well as secular degrees, providing lots of options for students regardless of their particular faith. As with all scholarships students should be prepared to complete applications in advance of the deadline, ensure that the information provided on the application is accurate and complete, and attach any addition information or documentation required.