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Donor-funded Internship an Opportunity of a Lifetime

Myla Parke’s donor-funded internship at the Religious Studies Center had special meaning in her life. “I love religious education. I am interested in publishing material that will help others deepen their conversion and bring them closer to Christ.”

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VP Vorkink Considers "Special Financial Outpouring" at BYU

BYU Advancement Vice President Keith Vorkink recently addressed members of the Jesse and Amanda Knight Society in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center.

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A Blessing for Students and the World

BYU Broadcasting offers a life-changing experience for student employees as they get hands-on, real world opportunities in the industry.

Elaine Lauritzen


OIT employees rallied around a struggling student

When asked why she participates in the Employee Giving Campaign, Elaine Lauritzen answers without hesitation: “It’s the students. They work so hard, and they go out into the world and make a difference.”

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Learning Public Health and Public Policy

Before the COVID-19 pandemic dominated public health discussions, BYU public health majors were in Washington, DC, for a conference which focused on a law proposed to address the opioid crisis.

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Measuring Impact

Generous donor support made Gregory Hutchins internship possible, where he learned there are sustainable ways to approach the world’s difficult issues.

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Learning and Serving

Samantha Lau started a club for women in civil engineering. “Women have a different way of thinking about things—our group offers support,” she says.

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Managing Music

Esther’s internship with the Utah Symphony helped her see how making music for the masses is more than simply playing notes.

Young man standing in front of trees on campus at BYU.


Finding Meaning and Defining Experience

Seamons says his work at the Maxwell Institute has defined his BYU experience, “Being part of a community of thoughtful scholars of differing faiths has enriched my life.

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Aiding in the Fight of a Lifetime

Nursing student Annie Welton and Davin Lyman, also a BYU student, had only been engaged for two weeks when doctors confirmed that Davin had thyroid cancer.

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Marry Me and Move to Tokyo

Kevin Sites told his girlfriend he was hoping to take a position in Tokyo. “Then I asked if she’d marry me.”

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Ethnic Identity Spurs Physical Activity

McKay School of Education graduate Nathan Kahaiali‘i sees ethnic identity and physical activity as two sides of the same coin.

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Creating Social Value

Alyssa Clark represented BYU at an intercollegiate competition that involved simulating policy in a European country during a refugee crisis—and her team won!

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Supporting Religious Liberty

Austin Atkinson used his language skills at the G20 Interfaith Forum in Tokyo, Japan, where Elder Gerrit W. Gong and Sister Sharon Eubank spoke.

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Student Researchers Find Their Way (BYU BFFs)

Applying skills learned in the classroom is what these two students have loved about their mentored learning opportunity at BYU as they try to give back to the community to improve people’s lives.

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Student-Centric Professor Leads BYU Advancement

New advancement vice-president, Keith Vorkink, is excited to see the impact that donors have across campus, and how students are prepared and developed as leaders.

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Using Math to Connect Students to Resources

With more than 30,000 students at BYU, it’s not surprising that some of them don’t know where to turn when difficulties arise. That’s where Early Alert comes in.

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From Football to Fine Arts, BYU Is Better Thanks to Knight Society Members

Ray Matsuura’s wife Yukiko gained her appreciation of BYU through arts and music. “Ray supports business and football. I support the arts,” says Yukiko, who studied design in Sendai, Japan.

Lopini Katoa being chased by a Navy football player.


A Tale of Two Seasons: Tackling Athletics in a World with COVID-19

Last year was kind of a tale of two seasons. The first was a very joyful and rewarding experience with our student-athletes, coaches, and teams playing so well. And the other was the cancellation of our spring season.” –Tom Holmoe, BYU Athletic Director

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Out of Paradise Ashes, Nursing Student Shines at BYU

Camie Mendon’s father operated a plant nursery near Paradise, California, a town that, in practical terms, no longer exists. The business was destroyed - along with most of the town - in the devastating Camp Fire of 2018.

Over his 13-year Marine Corps career, Major Chris Melling’s deployments took him to over a dozen countries, including Bahrain, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, South Korea, and Thailand.


From Mach 2 to 2L

Three years ago, Christopher Melling had never written a legal brief or attended a religious service of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Trained as a fighter pilot by the United States Marine Corps, Major Melling was ready to take the next step in his life.

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Making a Statement

Haley Rogers had never heard of BYU. But when she lost both of her parents in high school and BYU offered an athletic scholarship, she knew Provo was the right place to go.

Mikayah Siufanua, a female construction management student, with safety goggles using a screwdriver to wire a house frame.


A Wonderful Inspiring Learning Adventure

Mikayah Siufanua slept on a floating island of reeds at Lake Titicaca and taught Peruvian women to make soap for a living. Thanks to donors, this is just the beginning of her inspiring learning adventure.

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Budding Consultant Manages His Course to Graduation

Zach Parker will graduate from the BYU Marriott School of Business’s business strategy program in December, but things haven’t always been so clear for Parker.

Judy Garvin reads a book with two students in the Harold B. Lee Library.


Volumes of Giving

Judy Garvin has given to Brigham Young University for at least 43 consecutive years. “I believe in giving back,” she says. “I don’t give a lot, but I know every little bit helps.”

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BYU Working to Uncover How Media Affects Families

Project aims to understand the long-term effects of media on children.

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BYU Gave Me a Chance

June Leifson says that her career goal of becoming a nurse was the result of more than a score of operations that introduced her to the field of medicine in a personal way.

Emily Neiderhauser with her laptop by a window in the Joseph F. Smith Building.


Learning by Receiving and Giving

With her mother gone, Niederhauser, who is the youngest of five children, felt added pressure to cover her college education expenses herself.

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Cougar Club Accelerates Growth and Success for BYU Athletes

“We wouldn’t be who or where we are as an athletic department without our donors,” says athletic director Tom Holmoe. “They are the team behind each one of our 21 teams.”

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A Tipping Point for “Lunge-Free TV”

The last time BYU Broadcasting managing director Michael Dunn visited Europe, he practically had to beg for appointments with people in the television market there. But now ….

Seven BYU Engineering students in a Mongolian ger or tent house.


Warming Hearts and Gers

Mongolia has a massive air quality problem that poses a serious health risk, especially to children. Some engineering students tackled the life-and-death problem as part of their engineering Capstone project.

Grace Nielsen


Academies Pull Back the Curtain and Raise BYU Law’s Profile

BYU Law student gets valuable mentoring opportunity in New York City, and may lead to opening new doors for the future.

Cory Thompson


From Malibu to Elk Ridge, Negotiation Competition Prepares Students for Service

Student takes lessons learned in law classes and is able to immediately help a small city find resolutions to problems while still attending school.

Sydney Boyer


Student Seeks to Improve Learning with Technology

Sydney Boyer, an elementary education major, who researched how teachers integrate technology into curriculum to engage students in meaningful learning.

Colton Graham and Sean Larson


Bringing Wholeness to Victims of Civil War

Sierra Leone’s civil war left behind more than 27,000 amputees. Recent BYU students created an adjustable and affordable prosthetic socket for the veterans.

Julianne Francisco


Be a Light On the Hill, BYU Broadcasting Director Inspires Knight Society Donors

Speaking to a group of Knight Society members (those who have included BYU in their estate planning) at their annual luncheon, Michael Dunn thanked the society as one of the groups responsible for the broadcast entity’s growth.

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BYU Students Explore a New Reality

“As someone who wants to be a user experience designer, working in this lab has been an exciting challenge,” said Miah Dawes, one of the first students to take a class in BYU’s Mixed Reality Lab.



Striking a Balance Creates Joy - and Opportunity

Balancing nursing with tennis and her other love, music, has been a challenge, but one that has blessed Electra Cochran—and others in turn.

Brian Hilton


Battling Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, antibiotic-resistant bacteria infect two million Americans every year, causing at least 23,000 deaths.

Catherine Boyack


Flutist Wins Top National Competition

BYU senior Catherine Boyack is one of the youngest performers to win the National Flute Association (NFA) Young Artist Competition.

Karen Membreno


Lighting Others' Smiles

After shadowing a dentist who specializes in dental care for low-income families, BYU senior Karen Membreño realized that she wants to be a part of the solution to this public health crisis.

Emily Hoskins


Searching for a Cure in Russian

After learning about her family history of cancer, Emily Hoskins knew that she wanted to use her Russian and bioinformatics skills to find a cure.

Adam Pulsipher


Tackling Challenges on and off the Field

BYU scholarship makes playing football and competing academically in other areas a possibility.

Katelyn Woolley


Teaching the Teacher

BYU scholarships make it possible for Katelyn Woolley to focus on her passion for becoming a better teacher.

Julianne Francisco


An Unheeded Warning That Led to a New Passion

Julianne Francisco is grateful she ignored advice to avoid ruining her GPA by taking her information systems course too early. She quickly discovered she’d found her professional passion.

Brianna Rosier


Learning to Advocate for Underserved Communities

Brianna Rosier arrived at BYU dedicated to a future in public interest; she now enters her final year at law school with an idea of what her future holds.

Naomi Rhondeau


Prevention Rather Than Treatment

After seeing people on her mission suffer from health problems, Naomi Rhondeau changed her major to find ways to help more people.

Matthew Tyler


Heeding the Call Leads to Internship in China

Thanks to a scholarship, and research funding, BYU student Matthew Tyler became the first American to complete a genealogy internship in China.

Mikaela Heyland


All the Good We Will Do

BYU scholarships make it possible for Katelyn Woolley to focus on her passion for becoming a better teacher.

Dallin Green


A Second (Unofficial) Degree

With a major in biochemistry, Dallin Green might not be the sort of student you’d expect to find operating cameras at BYU Broadcasting.

Emily Strong


The Scholarship was Just the Beginning

Emily Strong took full advantage of BYU’s inspiring learning emphasis, taking part in three mentorships before graduation, each funded by donors.

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Reaching for the Stars

Patrick Walton also wanted to explore space. Along with starting the BYU Rocketry Club, he took a special projects class from David Long, who helped him write a proposal for NASA that was accepted.

William Pham


A Love of Service

After discovering a love of helping others on a mission to his homeland, William Pham pursued a career in service.

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Dedicated to Innovation: Engineering Building Dedication Recap

BYU’s new Engineering Building and Engineering Research Lab were 100% funded by 17,000 generous donors.

Bryn Nelson


Scholarship Helps Bryn Nelson “Learn the Healer’s Art”

Bryn Nelson always wanted to be a nurse. When her father died in a tragic accident her career goal took on a whole new dimension.

Kalani Sitake


Kalani Sitake Inspires Knight Society

“You don’t realize how much power is in this room,” Sitake told the donors. “The sacrifices you make in time, in money, no matter how small, have the power to change lives.”

Jordan Finnell


Becoming a Scientist Through Mentored Learning

Jordan Finnell started college skeptical of science but being mentored expanded his perspective and led him to degrees in neuroscience, biochemistry, and molecular biophysics.

Marco Crosland


King of the Beautifully Landscaped Hill - Again

Marco Crosland took the top spot this year - and last year - at the National Collegiate Landscape Competition. He is a landscape management student and a grateful beneficiary of your support.

Rebecca Devonas


Passionate Student Singlehandedly Revives and Revamps a Lost Tradition

Student's scholarship allows her to also focus on her passion for the arts, and bring back an event for thousands to enjoy.

Anne Thomas


What Do Research, Service and a Cello Have to Do with Cambridge University?

"Mentored research, service, and some skill with a cello have helped Anne Thomas receive the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Her mentored learning experience as a BYU student has propelled Anne to pursue a PhD in plant sciences at Cambridge this fall."

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A BYU Fish Story

"You can only learn so much in the classroom, but here, we’re actually getting our hands dirty, says Professor Mark Belk."

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BYU Broadcasting Jumpstarts Mentored Students in their Careers

Students are not only learning, but excelling in a mentored learning job environment. Employment at BYU Broadcasting adds experiential learning to what students are learning in class.

Kielee Wiser


Encouraging Activity on the Front Lines

BYU student Kielee Wiser conducted research mentored by Professor Neil Peterson on the motivation provided by fitness trackers, including the Apple Watch.

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Balancing and Stretching

Rachael Langston is studying to be a nurse as a mother of three who returned to school to finish her degree. She is grateful for the financial aid she has received through the BYU Alumni Association.

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Inspiring Engineering

Video: BYU Engineering students design human-powered drill that provides clean water to those in need. These students felt inspired in their efforts and learned life-long lessons in the process.

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True Blue Couple Supports Mentoring

Earl and Anita Woolley support BYU students in mentored research through a planned gift called Charitable Gift Annunity (CGA).

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Unfolding Potential: BYU and Origami

Who would have ever thought that origami could save lives or help technology to reach outer space, but that's exactly what BYU students studying engineering are doing.

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BYU: Fortified by Faith

As the Presiding Bishopric, we have seen kindness and charity throughout the world. We are grateful to participate with you in the Lord’s work. You support many good causes, and we thank you for your kind donations to Brigham Young University.

Allyson Derocher


That A-ha Moment

At BYU, Allyson studied how students have mathematical epiphanies; now, she’s making them happen.

Mitchel Hatfield


Seeing the Impact

One question and two classes is all it took to change one student's major before he had a mentored student learning opportunity at BYU to try and solve the mystery of Australia’s Veevers Crater.

Bradlee Hager


The Magic Behind the Scenes

Most kids who go to Disneyland get swept up in the magic, but Bradlee Hager couldn’t help wondering what was going on behind the scenes.

James Lee


Bringing It All Together

The end goal of a BYU education, James Lee says, is to give students chances to apply what they’ve learned. For him, that happened at the Simmons Center for Cancer Research.

Megan Parr


Research Help Reduce Falls, Lifts Nursing Student

Recent graduate Megan Parrr works as a nurse in the emergency room at Utah Valley Hospital. She had opportunities to conduct research as a nursing student. “Being involved in research really enhanced the broad spectrum of my education and helped me realize the importance of an evidence-based practice and how it helps create safety,” she says.

Amy Briggs


Finding and Feeding a Passion

Amy Briggs finds her passion in mechanical engineering after bouncing around several majors at BYU-Idaho and then BYU. Her mentored learning opportunity then helped her towards her final career choice.

Erin Kasada


Amazing Undergrad Studies How Your Brain Affects Your Marriage

Despite a schedule that includes balancing an aggressive course load in neuroscience, a double minor in psychology and theatre arts studies, managing a research lab and teaching a fine arts class at a boarding school for teenage boys with developmental disabilities, BYU neuroscience student Erin Kaseda still manages to conduct cutting-edge research that wins international awards.

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BYU Students’ Create Low-Cost Socket for Amputees in Africa

BYU engineering students have teamed with the nonprofit Engage Now Africa (ENA) to create a socket for above-knee amputees that fits neatly into prosthetics made available by the International Red Cross.

Sydney Boyer


Education Student Researching the Role of Technology in Classrooms

Electronics mean that teachers have to compete for students’ attention like never before. Sydney Boyer, an elementary education student, observed teachers integrating technology into their lessons. She saw firsthand the struggles that teachers face in navigating this new world.

Naomi Dorsey


Politics, Women, and Cell Phones: Student Research in Tanzania

Learn about student research to improve the socioeconomic status of women in developing countries.

Brooke Ellis


Of Bills and Trials

What did you do last summer? In 2015 BYU Law School student Brooke Ellis filed a bill in Congress.

Michelle Call

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Cultivating a Giving Heart

Video: Michelle Call was inspired to give by other donors who gave even when they didn’t have much to give. As an undergraduate food science student at BYU, she heard a story about Jon Huntsman, Sr., who, donated money to those in need long before he became wealthy. Call realized then that giving is not about how much money you have; it’s about cultivating a giving heart.

Jamie Clegg


BYU Students Stand Tall at the UN

Two BYU students win an international essay competition and address the United Nations in Arabic.

Jenny Pattison


A Personal Quest

Jenny Pattison’s story came full circle from what started with her dad getting cancer, to her fellowship at the BYU Simmons Center for Cancer Research. She has found a way to turn her tragedy into something that could someday bless other families like hers.

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GivingCougsDay was a Success!

Unbelievable. In our first Giving Cougsday ever, nearly 1,000 BYU cougs donated $138,912—more than quadruple the goal of $30,000! Every dollar will help to make a tremendous difference for BYU students through scholarships, mentorships, internships, and much more.

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The Heart of Mentoring

A team of healthcare professionals and BYU students traveled to Samoa to help children and families understand a deadly illness: rheumatic heart disease. Amid beautiful people and a tropical paradise, the students learned and taught lessons that forever changed their lives.

Wes Mashburn


Cougars, Is Giving in Your Plans?

As fundraising professionals on the Philanthropies Gift Planning Services team, Wes Mashburn and his team help people set up donations to BYU that involve more than writing a check or giving online. “We help people accomplish what they want to do with their resources," says Mashburn.

Anne Quackenbush


A Legacy of Joy

Remember how hard it was to pay for college? Your gift to BYU can help a student make up the difference when their savings fall short.

Linda and Brian Voigt


Paying It Forward

Brian and Linda both felt blessed to have received scholarships when they attended BYU 27 years ago. “After experiencing BYU and knowing how much we gained in all areas of our lives from being here, we choose to give to BYU,” Linda says. “We feel very strongly about the power of education.”

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What "We The People" Meant

Union, justice, tranquility, defence [sic], welfare, and liberty are words in the preamble of the Constitution of the United States. Their meanings may seem clear to you today, but do you know how they were used in 1787 when the document was written? And does a change in meaning really matter?

David Matthews


Addiction Behind the Scenes

Opioid overdose kills more people every month in the state of Utah than car crashes or homicides. David Matthews, a neuroscience student, has made it his life goal to help people overcome addiction.

Khombe Moses


Caring for the Poor and Needy

A scholarship has made it possible for Moses Khombe to attend BYU so he can return to Malawi and bless the lives of others. He says, "My BYU training has helped me understand how to treat and help each and every person.”

Donovan Gregory


A Borrowed Book, a Changed Life

Donovan Gregory is now back at BYU studying in the College of Humanities and working toward a minor in Biblical Hebrew. None of this would have been possible if it weren’t for his BYU needs-based scholarship.

Kaylie Carbine


Treadmill takes Mentored Student to Grad School

Kaylie Carbine is grateful for the professors with whom she worked and for the mentored learning she received as an undergraduate student. “The mentoring I have received has helped me launch innovative research ideas and design projects and carry them through publication ...."

Jessica Harris


Risk Rewarded with Job

For Jessica Harris, a Marriott School of Management student, it’s hard to imagine a better introduction to the business world than her internship with Goldman Sachs at the global financial giant’s Salt Lake City offices this past summer.

Scott James


Collaboratively Changing the World

"In one of our projects we partnered with a world-renowned nonprofit that has developed a program called Poverty Stoplight. It provides a tool to identify what will help people get themselves out of poverty." - Scott James, College of Fine Arts and Communications student

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Superpower Superheroes

From an underground lab on campus, a team of students and faculty mentors, including undergraduate Stephen Erickson, discovered how to harvest more energy from the sun

James Egan


The Sobering Work of Righting Wrongful Convictions

BYU Law School student James Egan recently finished his yearlong fellowship at the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center (RMIC), an organization that works to prevent and correct wrongful convictions.

Rebecca Plimpton


Research Roadblock Helps Unlock Mysteries

Rebecca Plimpton says that being mentored has increased the relevancy of her education. “Hands-on training from faculty shaped my career desires and gave me the confidence and skills I needed to succeed as a grad student,” she says.

Anthony Bennett


Overachiever Undergrad Publishes Fourth Article

Thanks to BYU’s mentoring program, it’s become almost commonplace for undergraduates to be published in peer-reviewed journals. But for College of Engineering and Technology senior Anthony Bennett, becoming an author once just wasn’t enough.

Jacob Hatch


Outsmarting Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

MRSA is bad news; it’s a nasty bacterial infection and it can cause serious disease and death. Senior molecular biology major Jacob Hatch knows MRSA as the infection that took his dad’s leg. Now Hatch is exacting revenge on the bacteria.

Brent Adams


Learning That Makes a Difference

Brent Adams, director of the BYU Center for Animation told members of the Jesse and Amanda Knight Society that BYU students are making a difference in the media industry. “[BYU students’] goodness and high moral standards defy stereotypes and ultimately contribute to their success,” he said.

Donovan Quint


Read—and Watch—All About It!

Weaving a rich narrative of an ancient Peruvian culture that survives atop man-made islands formed of reeds, BYU communications student Donovan Baltich was recently named a top finalist in a national journalism competition.

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Engineering a Better World: New Building on the Rise

With students, faculty, and supporters gathered, President Kevin J Worthen marked the start of construction for a new engineering building at Brigham Young University. He spoke of how campus’s newest structure would help create a better future for students, families, and communities

Crystal Montgomery


More than Education

Crystal Montgomery dreamed of being an English teacher but never thought she could afford to go to college. “I was overjoyed when I read the email informing me that I had been awarded a BYU scholarship,” she remembers. Read more of Crystal’s story and a thank-you letter she wrote to those who made her BYU education a dream come true.

Lyndsay Staley


Of Needles and Haystacks

Imagine looking for a handful of mixed-up genes out of a pool of 3.2 billion - all with the goal of curing a rare genetic disease. Thanks to a donor-funded mentorship, that’s precisely what Lyndsay Staley did as an undergraduate at BYU.

Amanda Gier


Of Muscles and Mentoring

Why do your muscles get sore after the first or second workout but not after the fourth or fifth? A group of BYU exercise science students set out to answer that question. Mentored by Professor Robert Hyldahl, student Amanda Gier suggested they look at the role of T-cells.

Dan Ito


Student from Japan Lives Lifelong Dream at BYU

A new scholarship honors the Ito brothers, whose cheerful perseverance has inspired many.

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Marriott Center Annex to Rise

“Our men’s and women’s basketball teams have been very successful, and this new facility will certainly enhance both programs,” says Tom Holmoe, BYU’s athletic director. “We would like to express our appreciation to the BYU administration, the board of trustees, and the many donors who have made this project a reality - particularly Ruth and Rex Maughan who made a generous lead gift.”

Jim and Sandy Cook


Jim and Sandy Cook: Blessed to Give

For Jim and Sandy Cook, giving to Brigham Young University has meant receiving innumerable blessings. “We can’t get ahead of the Lord,” says Jim. “Whatever we give, it feels like He gives us more in return. It is unbelievable. For us, giving is not about getting credit for the gift; it’s about the good that happens in other people’s lives.”

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College of Humanities Celebrates 50 Years

If you attended BYU within the past 50 years you almost certainly enrolled in some humanities class. Through that class, and in many other ways since then, you are a participant in the broader human conversation. The College of Humanities is a nexus of giving, a place where we learn and grow through varied conversations. Thank you for your generosity in all its forms - for all you contribute to the ongoing human conversation.

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BYU's New Engineering Building: Ready, Set, Go!

When this building is complete, we believe it will positively benefit students, faculty, and ultimately the world,” said President Worthen. “Thanks to you and other generous alumni and friends, we’re now in a position to move forward."

Danielle Shkapich


Code Blue

It’s one thing to face a life-or-death situation in the classroom with a dummy; it’s something else to be in there in a hospital room with a real patient.

Chad Lewis


Chad Lewis: Help Others with the Climb

Speaking to the group of Knight Society members (those who have included BYU in their estate planning), Chad Lewis compared an experience he had climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to their own contributions to BYU students.

Kim Ikaika


Blessed or Lucky

With a little help from generous donors like you, MPA student Ikaika Kim is discovering his calling.

BYU Professor Josh Andersen working with a student


Student Discovery May Lead to Lower Doses of Chemotherapy

BYU chemists found a protein switch that activates resistance. The discovery opens the door for medications that will make tumors more sensitive to chemotherapy.

A Place To Dream

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A Place to Dream

Video: The new engineering building at Brigham Young University is not just a building. It’s a promise to every child with a dream of doing something to make the world better, that there will be a place to help those dreams come true.

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Student Innovation is Providing Life-Sustaining Oxygen for Newborns

Video: How You - Plus a New 1:1 Match - Equals Student Innovation at BYU

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Living an Exhausting, Exhilarating Life

Kari Durrant thrives on improving the quality of life for others.

Meredith Taylor Teaser


Her Scholarship was Truly a Matter of the Heart

Meredith Taylor feels doubly blessed.

Debbie Miller


The “Springboard Scholarship”

BYU scholarship springboards single mother to security, success.

Chris Tracy


Turning Cancer Cell’s Best Friend into Worst Enemy

BYU doctoral student’s research gets world-class attention.

Celeste Wouden


Longing to Bless

Caring for an ailing sister shaped Celeste Wouden’s desire to learn the healer’s art.

Felix Jimenez


Finally, the Miracles Mounted

From farming radishes to entering a doctorate program, Felix Jimenez scaled his Andes-like challenges with faith.

Brittany Strobelt


Leading the Charge to Better Understand the World’s Largest Population

Brittany Strobelt excels as the only English major in the Chinese Flagship program.

Stacey Harkey


Influencing the Masses, One Outlandish Hairstyle at a Time

Little did Stacey Harkey fathom the force for good that BYU would have on his talents.

Annette Fairbanks


Going to BYU Was an Impossible Dream, Until . . .

With her family struggling to support 12 adopted Russian siblings, Annette Fairbanks thought her window to attend BYU had closed.

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BYU Athletes are in a Service League All their Own

The highest profile athletes are also the most eager to serve.

Marjorie Volkel Organ


Queen of the King of Instruments

On a quest to improve music in the Church one organist at a time.

Nash Beck


Leaders with a Vision, Who Knew How to Use It

Erika Nash and Brandon Beck centered their leadership on connecting students with chances to serve.

Ruth Brasher

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2014 BYU President’s Award Winner: Ruth Brasher

Video: Former teacher at BYU honored at annual dinner.

Margaret Pope

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2014 BYU President’s Award Winner: Margaret Pope

Video: Long life of faith and philanthropy recognized at annual dinner.

Melissa Manwill

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Art Student at BYU Earns National Distinction

Video: Thanks to her, children are more likely to be reading books.


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BYU's Engineering Dynamic Duo

Video: First they made each other happy. Now they’re engineering ways to make others happy.

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BYU Receives Generous Gift from ExxonMobil Foundation

Donation will help prepare future employees who match the oil giant’s quality and integrity.

Jerad Todacheenie


Saved by a Moral Compass and Hands That Reached Across Two States

When life was spiraling out of control, Jerad Todacheenie was welcomed into a safer place.

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BYU’s Most Generous Donors Share Wealth of Knowledge

Best and brightest of BYU get up-close, firsthand instruction from successful graduates.

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Texas Surgeon Goes Baroque with Gift to BYU School of Music

Ensemble is no cookie-cutter musical group

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BYU Students Turn Smart Devices into Testimony-Building Time Machines

Learn the gospel by virtually walking the ancient dusty streets of Jerusalem.

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Finding a Target for Tumor Suppression

Brigham Young University scientists recently stumbled onto a potential tumor suppressor with an especially ominous name: Programmed Cell Death Protein 5 (aka PDCD5). What they found opens a new avenue for cancer researchers. See why their research paper stands out.

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Erica Owens: Keeping Goals on and off the Soccer Field

Owens is especially grateful to the Lunds for making her dream a reality. “If it weren’t for them I wouldn’t be where I am now. They are inspiring to me. I’ve been the recipient of their generosity, and I want to do that for other people. I want to give back to BYU.”

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An Act of Generosity Changed Their Family Forever

“Knowing this family, hearing their story, and seeing the joy that they freely shared turned on a light for us,” says Roy. “This example of anonymous kindness inspired us to regularly give in a similar fashion. Giving to others has been fun for us and a blessing for our family.”

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Students Learn the Art and Skill of Collaboration

For student Vanessa Burnett and graduate Kelsie Moore, the Laycock Center for Creative Collaboration in the College of Fine Arts and Communications has proven to be a “sacred gift.”

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To Give, or Not to Give, That Was My Question

Video: When Brian arrived at BYU every penny mattered to him. See how he reacted one day when He was walking across campus and was bombarded by requests from volunteers to participate in BYU’s Choose to Give campaign for students.

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Students Discover Higher Purpose While Reinventing the Wheel

Video: Amy and Charles Wood traveled to Peru as part of an engineering project team. There they identified the need for a simple cart. Their design uses a single sheet of plywood and four bolts.

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Overcome: Donors Make Alyssa's Dream Come True

Video: "How do you thank someone you've never met for making your dreams come true?" Alyssa Jacques was able to overcome the limitations of her world and realize her dreams with the help of generous donors, enabling her to attend Brigham Young University.

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BYU Nursing Students Excel at National Exam

The nursing program at Brigham Young University succeeds in part due to donations from people like you. In addition to the donor-funded scholarships available in the nursing program, nurses are also greatly benefited by the mentored learning opportunities that are also provided by donors.

Nathan Jorgensen


Scholarship and Study in China Advance Young Father’s Education

Thanks to scholarship money, the senior from Troy, Michigan, could focus on school, family, and church. In the process he feels that his education was not merely advanced but was accelerated and enriched.

Stephanie Johnson


Scholarship Allows Mother of Teens to Return and Finish Degree

Thanks to a donor-funded scholarship available for nontraditional students, Stephanie Johnson found the answer to her tuition question. I am so grateful for those who allowed me to pursue my talents. With my degree I can make a significant difference.

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BYUtv Uplifting Entertainment

In January 2000, BYU launched its own TV channel: BYUtv. Its vision was to provide uplifting and entertaining programming that enables its viewers to see the good in the world. Today, BYUtv is carried by DirecTV, DISH Network and almost 877 cable television providers nationwide.

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You Are the Reason Why ‘I Am the Y’

Video: BYU students whose character and scholarship exemplify the spirit of BYU tell how their education was enhanced and accelerated because of the goodness of others.

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Why Jim and Sandy Cook Put Their Trust in BYU

There is a way to secure the blessings you enjoyed at BYU for future generations. Leave a legacy. Take a moment to learn of the Knight Society and consider the blessings of being generous.

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Brilliant Class Project Turns Into Advertising Gold, Earns National ADDY

Video: BYU students have an impressive track record for garnering awards in the area of film making as in other areas. This reputation for quality work, along with the experience gained by the students before graduation, helps immensely when they seek employment in the film industry.


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BYU Animators Take Home First-Place 'Student Emmy' for Estefan

Video: Recent animation grad Lauren Taylor will add to the well-stocked BYU Center for Animation trophy case after winning first place in the animation category last weekend for Estefan at the 34th College Television Awards.

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Supermileage Vehicle is All About the MPG, Not the MPH

Video: Students have built a car that needs only one gallon of fuel to travel roughly the distance from Utah to Michigan, which just happens to be the place they competed this month at the SAE Supermileage Competition.

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When Hollywood Wants Good, Clean Fun, It Goes to Mormon Country

The New York Times has published an article on the BYU animation program

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Tweet that Stuffy Nose

Research from Brigham Young University says posts on Twitter could actually be helpful to health officials looking for a head start on disease outbreaks. BYU undergraduate Kesler Tanner is a co-author on the study. He also wrote the code to obtain the data from Twitter.

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The Untold Story of "Silent Night"

A new movie produced by BYUtv recounts how a Christmas lullaby of peace, love, and hope stemmed from a setting of strife, enmity, and spite.

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Discovery Opens Door for Better Way of Making Medicine

To make most medicines, metals like copper are needed for a critical chemical reaction.

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Bless a BYU student, have a Signature Experience

Video: Every year thousands of high school graduates burst with excitement at the prospects of attending Brigham Young University. For most, it’s a dream come true. For some, there’s a moment of dread. They worry about paying for their higher education. So often, it’s the goodness of others — those who are farther down the road — who reinvest in the next generation.

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It's All in the Family

Video: The Center for Family History and Genealogy at Brigham Young University is a community of family history scholars–faculty, students, and volunteers–working and learning together to fulfill our mission.

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BYU Student Signature Scholarship Testimonial

Video: Every year thousands of high school graduates burst with excitement at the prospects of attending Brigham Young University. They worry about paying for their higher education. So often, it’s the goodness of others - those who are farther down the road - who reinvest in the next generation.

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The Roots of Generosity

Video: Jack and Mary Lois Wheatley have a legacy of generosity to Brigham Young University. Their commitment to BYU and the Church has led to an enriched landscape on campus. Watch them speak about BYU and read more about their story.

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Foundation in Texas Donates 11 Minerva Teichert Paintings to BYU Museum of Art

Minerva Teichert was a preeminent LDS artist who was very comfortable on the farm. With the day’s chores complete, she’d pick up a brush and paint stunning murals on large canvases hung on the wall — sometimes until late into the night. In the 1940s, her artwork caught the attention of Texas businessman H.J. Stark who acquired at least 15 of her works. In a ceremony at the Museum of Art on Dec. 7, representatives of the Stark Foundation presented BYU with 11 of those original paintings.

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Your Legacy Lives on Through Me

When asked what she would say to convince potential donors to consider investing in BYU, its faculty, and its students, Kalli says it’s simple: “Your gift will change a life for good.” Because of your gift, I strive to be better — a better student, a better friend, a better sister, a better daughter

Sara Ehlert


"You Have Helped Me Expand My Mind and Interests"

Because of generous donations, Sara Ehlert was able to commit more completely to her study of why and how things work. As a result, she's pursuing a PhD in electrical engineering.

Jaclyn Coleman


"At BYU I Learned that the Lord Wants Us to Succeed"

As the recipient of donor generosity, Jaclyn Coleman will serve a mission to Guatemala as a nursing specialist. She plans to live her life giving to others.

Mo Lee


"You Saved My Life by Helping Me Develop My Talents"

Mo Lee had little hope of a higher education in Taipei, Taiwan. After joining the Church at age 14, she learned that she could pursue her passion for genetic research in BYU's stellar molecular biology department. Her mentored learning program in the College of Life Sciences opened doors to a PhD program.

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BYU Honored for Improving Learning and Teaching in Home and Community

BYU's effort to help school districts improve teaching and learning draws attention as the "best example … in the nation."

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"Without this scholarship, I wouldn’t be in school"

Robert Safsten had many things, including a wonderful life growing up in the great out-of-doors near Lewiston, Idaho. What he didn't have was a way to fund his education, until Kurt and Kim Wheeler believed in him.

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"I Have Been Richly Blessed by the Generosity of Others"

Brady Hodges gave up a scholarship at another university for the spiritual opportunities of BYU. In the process, he studied behaviors, cultures, and languages; experiences he now plans to employ in the blessing of others.

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"I wanted a Field with a lot of Opportunities to Serve"

Generous donors helped fuel Spencer Cahoon's passion for service and research. Findings from his undergraduate research were published in "Journal of School Nursing." After graduation he'll pursue a nursing career.

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BYU Broadcasting Creating Wholesome Content for Worldwide Audience

Original programing created by BYU Broadcasting in its new state-of-the-art building is helping viewers to see, do, and be the good in the world. Viewership around the world has grown to now merit tracking in the TV rating system.


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Andy Thorne Finds a Unique Opportunity at BYU

Video: Undergraduate research at BYU opens doors usually reserved for graduate students.

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Scholarship Helps Dominican Woman Excel in Construction Management

Video: Can a BYU dancer change lives in the struggling economy of her native country?

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Planned Giving

Video: Wes Mashburn talks about planned giving and the new tax laws.


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BYU’s Record-breaking Miler Begins the Race of Life

Video: Miles Batty's grade point and time in the mile run are nearly identical. Find out what this record holder dreams of accomplishing after his racing days are over.

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BYU Formula Hybrid Race Car Speeds to First at International Competition

Student participation in many College of Engineering projects, such as the BYU formula hybrid race car, provides valuable mentored learning experiences often supported by donors like you.

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Scholarships at BYU Help Student Treasure Educational Experience

Video: BYU helped Rachel Buck to gain talents and abilities that she will use to make the world a better place.

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Mentorships at BYU Breed Success

Video: Nick Bishop's mentored research at BYU has helped prepare him for an MD/PhD program at the University of Colorado.



Atmit’s BYU Connection

What happens when you combine an infant specialist with a fortification scientist? You get a new and improved formula for Atmit.

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BYU Employees Bless Student Workers

BYU Physical Facilities decided to offer their staff an opportunity to designate Employee Giving contributions for scholarships that would go to students working within the division. The result? Not only did the overall employee participation increase by 5 percent this past year, the donations provided 10 new $1,000 scholarships for students.

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Discover BYU’s Genealogical Gold Mine

A BYU center has become a productive pipeline for genealogical research.

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BYU Courses Inspire Students

Video: Jasmine always dreamed of attending BYU. But she found that her quest to strengthen families changed academia from just something she did to something that became a part of her.

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Mary Richards - BYU Graduate

Video: A teenage dream of broadcast journalism turned into a reality for a hard-working BYU student from Missouri.

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BYU Lessons Bring Success at Harvard

BYU graduates go to Harvard for graduate programs, excel in their academic programs, and excel in the contributions they make to the community.

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Tender Mercies

Video: The Y gave Emilie the spiritual basis she needed to serve a mission, get a job, and start a family.

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Life in Abundance

Missouri teen sacrifices much to get into BYU. She is rewarded with a coveted mentored learning experience.

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Capturing the Light

Video: A talented BYU student develops a profitable business in her major field long before she graduates.

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Scholarships Fund Student's Amazing Research

Video: Though it began as a science fair project involving a shiny Brazilian beetle, Lauren Richey’s research may advance the pursuit of ultra-fast computers that manipulate light rather than electricity.

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Knight Society

Members of BYU’s Jesse and Amanda Knight Society enjoyed lunch on campus recently. Read how you can join by having BYU in your will or estate plan.

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Athletes Winning Off the Field

Behind-the-scenes empathy and charity develop into a cherished BYU football legacy called Thursday’s Heroes.”



Arizona couple put a Samoan football star on the field and in the classroom

Being big-time BYU fans—the Maughans attend every BYU game they can—Rex and Ruth decided to donate an annual $12,000 scholarship so a Polynesian athlete could attend school and play football at Brigham Young University.

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BYU - Human Powered Water Well Drill

Video: BYU student engineers build human-powered drill for clean water in developing nations. In addition to numerous health benefits, supplying a means for clean water will save villagers hours each day.

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BYU - Seeing the World

Video: Frederick Axelgard dreamed of studying abroad and pursuing an international internship to further his educational goals. He had no idea he would also find his wife in his travels. BYU scholarships made it all possible.

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Giving in steps

Allie Edgington is a BYU student with a story that has a way of dancing deeply into your heart. It has mine.

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BYU - A Sower Went Forth to Sow

Video: Four students express their feelings about the spiritual environment at BYU and how the gospel enhances their critical thinking about education.

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Future educator ready to teach math and life skills

Danielle Mendel can’t get enough of classrooms. Fresh from earning a double degree in mathematics education and history education, Mendel is excited to be a teacher and “give students the tools they need to succeed.”

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Law Student Found Meaning Assisting AIDS Orphans

Most law students think of a business suit as their future uniform. Trading it for a T-shirt wasn’t Tyler Lake’s intention, but he did just that. As a first-year student at the J. Reuben Clark Law School, he fulfilled an externship in Uganda, where he advocated for children orphaned by AIDS.

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BYU Hybrid Racecar 2nd in International Race

A hybrid formula racecar designed and built by BYU engineering undergraduates in BYU’s two-semester Capstone course finished second in an international competition at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Tanner Young


Scholarships Helped Art History Student Graduate

A classical piano composer and arranger, Renaissance man Tanner Young is driven by beauty for beauty’s sake.

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Russophile Well Served by BYU's World-Size Campus

Grant Newman found what he wasn’t looking for in Russia. “Only by filling an internship was I able to see a connection between what I was currently doing in my university studies and what I wanted to be doing in my life."