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How Can I Give Back?

There are two ways you can help the students who follow in your footsteps at BYU-Idaho.

Make a Donation

You can give to help BYU-Idaho students in financial need. Thousands of students rely on the Thomas E. Ricks Grant.

Make a Gift

Mentor and Network

Mentor and network alums and students through BYU-Idaho Alumni. You can sign up on the alumni website.

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The Spirit of Ricks

“The Spirit of Ricks [is] that individualized attention, the lifting, the succoring, the nurturing . . . It’s not the place; it’s the people in this place who have this distinctive capacity to focus less on self . . . and turn to bless young people so that they can in turn bless many other people for the rest of their lives.”

— Elder David A. Bednar, BYU-Idaho Faculty Meeting, January 26, 2016

You know better than anyone how students on Brigham Young University-Idaho’s campus deepen their conversion, strengthen their faith, grow their intellect and understanding, form lifelong bonds with friends and mentors, and discover their potential. Hopefully your experience at BYU-Idaho included all of this and much, much more.

Generosity and kindness are at the core of what makes BYU-Idaho a special, sacred place. Selfless people—professors, classmates, bishops, and so many others—use their time and talents to reach out and bless. And now as a graduate of BYU-Idaho, you have an opportunity to give back.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much of my donation will go to help students at BYU-Idaho?

All of it. Every penny you donate will bless students at BYU-Idaho through the fund account you choose.

Who will my donation help?

More than 7,000 students received need-based aid in 2019. You’ll help students like Ashlyn Brinkman who found it difficult to hold a job because she has Ehlers-Danloss syndrome. Ashlyn struggled to make ends meet until she received the Ricks Grant from BYU-Idaho. “You may not see it,” she says, “but a lot of people really need [that aid].”

Why should I donate?

That’s really up to you. But in the scriptures and the words of modern prophets, you will find many blessings promised to those who give and lift others. In Luke 6:38, Jesus promised, “Give, and it shall be given unto you. . . . For with the same measure that ye mete, withal it shall be measured to you again.” Can you think of a scripture or a teaching from a prophet about giving? How might giving bless your life?

What if I can’t make a gift right now?

As much as we want to make a difference for others, it’s sometimes not the right time—and that’s okay. You are still a valued, beloved member of the BYU-Idaho community. You can give any amount at any time. When the time is right for you, you’re invited to make a donation.

Also, if you’re looking for employment right now, you might try visiting the Career Center on BYU-Idaho’s website. There, you’ll find helpful resources to assist in your job hunt.

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Thank You

We hope you’ll stay connected and find ways to help those who will follow in your footsteps.

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