Change people's lives at home and around the world
Serving a mission is a blessing to others, and its also a gift to the missionary willing to go. Thank you for helping make missions possible.
With a goal to be the best teammate he can be, Hayden Livingston feels right at home at BYU.
Shawen Bueckers, an April 2022 nursing graduate from Spokane, Washington, and her husband, Mathew, both worked part-time jobs to support their BYU educations. Buecker’s college scholarship gave her additional financial help that she deeply appreciated.
Abby Mangum’s passion for hazard mitigation got her involved in researching earthquakes and tsunamis during her BYU undergraduate years.
For Amy Hernandez, solving the mystery of multiple sclerosis isn’t merely an academic pursuit; it’s personal.
During the pandemic, Kalo worked at an on-campus COVID testing facility. Now she is pursuing a career in public health to serve her country.
One of 15 FamilySearch content strategists, Whitney Peterson is a mastermind at locating, classifying, and recommending records, no matter where they may be or in what condition they are found.
Jamie Schroeder is mitigating math anxiety in children through an educational framework called cognitively guided instruction.
Abby Thatcher’s study abroad changed her life, but not how she expected it would.
It wasn’t easy for Daniel Yirenya-Tawiah to come to BYU from Ghana, but the blessings have completely outpaced his expectations.
When someone tells BYU Marriott graduate Dunia Alrabadi that she can’t do something, she finds the power to make that something happen.
“I can say the donors to the College of Humanities materially changed my life. Because of their contributions, I graduated debt free and worked fewer hours, which created time for me to concentrate on preparing for the Law School Admission Test.”
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square strives to bring its listeners closer to Jesus Christ through sharing music. However, the Choir is only one part of the equation to accomplishing this task.
As Sister Alyssa Chamberlain prayed about serving a mission, she felt that she had to trust that God would make things work.
The first time I toured the Beehive House, one room took my breath away. That room, like many other blessings from God, surprised me and then inspired me.
How can your family be inspired while blessing the lives of others?
Several years ago, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, who was then the Second Counselor in the First Presidency, told of a large statue of Jesus Christ that was damaged during World War II. The statue was an important symbol of the faith of the people who lived in that city, and they asked experts to repair their beloved statue.
At his inauguration on March 10, 2022, President Brian K. Ashton expressed gratitude for the blessings he’s received from a Church-sponsored education and his desire for faithful individuals around the world to receive these same blessings.
Wheelchairs provide mobility, and happiness to recipients around the world.
Latter-day Saing Charities and Care have been working together to improve nutrition and food security in southeastern Benin by distributing the Lucky Iron Fish to help eliminate anemia.
Leaving all that was familiar behind, Genesis Martinez moved to the United States and found a new life and a new future.
Kendyl Tibbits is building a bright future thanks to the skills she’s gaining at Ensign College.
Susie Dawson is gaining wisdom and knowledge while finishing a degree she started years ago.
It’s no surprise that support for BYU runs deep in the Spencer family. Their BYU connection spans generations.
Even with his love of the Chinese people and fluency in the language, Derek Dobson could not have guessed what powerful ties he would weave over his lifetime with people scattered throughout Asia and the Pacific.
Newly appointed president of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, Michael Leavitt, summarized the current happenings of the Choir when he recently said, “A global church needs a global choir.”
As a freshman at BYU–Hawaii, Flora Enkhbold started a business to sell her mom’s handcrafted ties in new markets.
While serving as a full-time missionary, Tatenda Felix Mukaro from Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa, wondered how he could accomplish his dream of obtaining a degree from an institution of higher education and becoming self-reliant.
Culture is like a forest, where individuals are likened to the uniqueness of an individual tree,” says business professor Simon Greathead, who has invited his students to discover “culture of Christ” characteristics in general conference addresses.
When Daniel Ekpo became president of the BYU chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, he learned that being a leader meant being a mentor and a friend.
Tiny “windshield wiper” aids camera surgery
In the summer of 2020, BYU administrators invited a respected research firm to conduct an analysis of BYU Athletics to better understand its role within the Church Educational System. The firm came back with great news.
Jeff Simpson sees BYU Broadcasting as a media organization that provides audiences something more than just clean, family-friendly entertainment.
Inspiring learning moves students to help each one follow their own path. For Bango Gancinia that path is to combine cultural heritage with counseling to better serve minorities.
Like most of BYU’s student body, first-generation college student Julie Irvine came to Provo with a purpose. “I knew I’d be able to combine my love of learning with the gospel.”
Sarah remembers the enchanting feeling while visiting a critically ill family friend as a child. “A hospice worker came with a harp and played soothing music while my dear friend lay in bed dying.
In 2016, Myleka Bevans’s five-day-old daughter passed away. Bevans, who recently graduated in art, shared her experience in her 2020 exhibit Encounters with Grief.
Annie Wong could be a poster child for the mission and purpose of BYU–Hawaii. She came to Hawaii from Hong Kong as a new convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Now she is helping to build the kingdom of God as the communication director for the Asia Area of the Church.
Mary Williams’s love for BYU and its students grew from her experiences as a student, professor, and administrator in the College of Nursing.
For political science student Kesley Powell, many of the most important experiences of her BYU career weren’t in a classroom.
“What do you think about me applying for a job in Hawaii?” Keith Wilson asked his wife, Ada, out of the blue. It was 1979, and Keith was finishing up his master’s degree in library science at BYU in Provo when the director from BYU–Hawaii’s library visited Utah to do some recruiting.
Twenty-two years ago, Ann Howell and her husband, Elmer, felt a need to support The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Mother of nine first considered law school after founding a nonprofit organization that connected families experiencing homelessness to community resources.
In 2008 a group of BYU Risk Management employees created a scholarship to show appreciation to valued student employees in their department.
Soon after graduate student Justina Tavana began studying Alzheimer’s disease, she discovered that many Pacific Islanders lack the tools to accurately identify the disease.
BYU-Pathway Worldwide experienced tremendous growth in 2020, which inspired the organization’s goals for 2021.
The report card is in — inspiring learning is changing lives.
Logan Sackley thought he’d major in finance or strategy at the BYU Marriott School of Business, but after taking his introductory information systems class, he discovered a new passion.
“This is my favorite committee to serve on. Helping out a struggling student warms your heart,” says Rebecca Gridley. “I wish we could help every one of them.”
Adia Cardona is a 10-year-old violinist who has exceptional skill for her age and the determination to match it. The young Provo girl also has just one hand.
An anonymous donor recently donated a statue of Christ to the college that now sits at the front doors.
Donors Blaine and Marcia Cutler exemplify how to serve and give where needed.
International students have opportunities to share their culture at Ensign College.
Raskita is a first-generation college student creating a better plan for his future thanks to Ensign College.
“I have never accomplished something like this in my life. I am capable of doing hard things.”
While working towards her degree, Natalie has learned how to give and receive service.
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.”
While living in Venezuela with her husband and three kids, Yasmin Fernandez and her family decided to move to Florida in search of a better life.
For Melissa Baird of Utah, after getting married and having four kids, going back to school always seemed like it would have to wait.
Husband and wife graduate together and honor their family for the support, motivation, and sacrifice that helped them succeed.
Dax Manalastas, of Quezon City, Philippines, has always dreamed of becoming a doctor.
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.
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.”
After feeling other schools were not right, Kate found the best fit at Ensign College.
As we seek to see as Christ sees, we will be blessed with opportunities to forget self and lift others.
Because of you we increased our emergency response efforts by nearly 500 percent in 2020. Read about one person, Mary, a little girl whose vision and hope was restored with a simple surgery.
Discover what happened when returned missionaries chose to follow God over family and Ghanaian customs.
After receiving a scholarship, Andreas now serves others while attending school.
When Historic Nauvoo opens to the public again, the seen and the unseen will combine to help visitors understand more than their eyes could ever teach them.
Giving often springs from a desire grounded in faith to emulate our Savior Jesus Christ and His perfect love. So how do we know if we’re making any progress in our quest to become as He is?
Nathan and Jan Meehan have found a way to teach their family the joy of charitable giving through donor advised funds with Deseret Trust Company.
Millions of people are choosing to find joy, love, and unity in making family connections—there has never been a better time for family history.
In honor of the new name, Ensign College, Sister Kusch created a quilt to show the incredible history of the school.
Through modern technology and some creativity, The Tabernacle Choir now reaches millions around the world, and offers hope and inspiration in a time when it’s needed most.
Ensign College shares exciting updates to its curriculum including four-year degrees, more online courses, and COVID-19 assistance.
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.
After years of schooling, Joy finally feels she has a plan to complete her degree at Ensign College.
Through the experience he gained in his internships, Tyson discovered his passion for business analytics.
The Millard Family’s shows how to incorporate giving into your life no matter where you are in life.
Kevin Sites told his girlfriend he was hoping to take a position in Tokyo. “Then I asked if she’d marry me.”
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.
Alyssa Clark represented BYU at an intercollegiate competition that involved simulating policy in a European country during a refugee crisis—and her team won!
Laura Calvillo is laying a foundation for her future as a first-generation college student.
Esther’s internship with the Utah Symphony helped her see how making music for the masses is more than simply playing notes.
BYU-Pathway has been searching for ways to bless even more students with scholarships.
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.
McKay School of Education graduate Nathan Kahaiali‘i sees ethnic identity and physical activity as two sides of the same coin.
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.
BYU–Hawaii helped Karl Santiago go from working as a farmhand for money to buy school supplies to working as a clerk for the Hawaii State Legislature.
“It’s not the end of our relationship with BYU-Hawaii or her students. It’s just a different way of supporting them.”
Born and raised in the Philippines, Joy Escalante is currently in her third semester at Ensign College.
Scott Robinson reflects on ways Ensign College has made remote learning a great experience.
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.
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.
Stau Segi is working to change cultural norms and help conserve his country’s coral reefs.
Liz Hill's experience with BYU-Pathway Connect was life-changing, specifically for her son Gabriel.
BYU Broadcasting offers a life-changing experience for student employees as they get hands-on, real world opportunities in the industry.
Generous donor support made Gregory Hutchins internship possible, where he learned there are sustainable ways to approach the world’s difficult issues.
Austin Atkinson used his language skills at the G20 Interfaith Forum in Tokyo, Japan, where Elder Gerrit W. Gong and Sister Sharon Eubank spoke.
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.
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.
She couldn't wait to serve a mission so others could expereince the happiness the gospel brought her.
Children like Pierre, receive lifesaving aid through your donations that help buy things like Plumpy’Nut, a ready-to-use therapeutic food.
People have found meaning and spiritual connection at the Church’s historic sites. Whether in person or through technology, they can draw nearer to heaven and feel the unifying power. You can help others feel the same connection.
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.
Learn a little about how the Gheen family’s service in Nauvoo 175 years ago helped the Church grow.
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
Dedication and hard work still left Naomi short of her goal, but with the help of others she is able to share the light.
In his July 2020 graduation speech, President Henry J. Eyring spoke to graduating students, saying, "As you keep your gospel covenants, what now may seem to be a disappointing departure from the university can become a spiritual milestone."
After two years at another university, a mission, and a marriage, Lindsay Cook is grateful for financial help.
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.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ganaa Batgerel sprang back from a personal trial with a greater drive to serve others. Now she is pursuing two projects to help struggling families in her home country of Mongolia.
Five years ago, Rachel Tullis would never have imagined who and where she is today—married, with a child, at BYU-Idaho.
Jessica Tripptree of Tasmania, Australia explains the positive impact donations to Ensign College and scholarships have had on her life.
Donations to the Humanitarian Aid Fund are helping World Food Programme Somalia ensure that 35,323 schoolchildren have five months of nutritious food.
Elder Paul Johnson talks about how Ensign College will complement other CES schools and fill some gaps in curriculum.
Nancy used what she learned to quickly move from being a receptionist to an accountant with her own growing business.
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.
BYU–Hawaii alum Tereua Kainitoka from Kiribati is helping preserve her native language and culture through teaching the world’s first university course on the Kiribati language.
Two Sister Missionaries holding open scriptures and talking to a man outside of his home.
It isn’t easy for Ashlyn Brinkman to get around campus, but she’s grateful for BYU-Idaho and for donated funds that make her college expenses a little less burdensome.
Why would a student choose BYU-Idaho over a prestigious dance school in Italy? For Michela Malone, there’s no mystery.
As Church members experience our sacred past, they grow in their faith in Jesus Christ and His gospel, get helpful answers to questions, and receive spiritual strength and perspective.
If God works through us and with us to accomplish His work, how can we be surprised when we feel and see joy as we choose to give to bless the lives of others?
Over 150 years ago, Thomas E. Ricks was nearly killed on his way to the Salt Lake Valley. Now, his ancestor John Ricks is keeping his legacy alive through the BYU-Idaho Legacy Society.
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.
“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.”
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 ….
Kent and Barbara Michie saw firsthand how BYU-Idaho was making a difference, and that’s when they knew they needed to do more.
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.
With her mother gone, Niederhauser, who is the youngest of five children, felt added pressure to cover her college education expenses herself.
After his wife’s cancer surgery, Andres wasn’t sure how he’d pay for school.
A mission and a mix-up on a student loan application left Rachel Oickle in a tough financial spot, but university aid from generous donors helped her keep up her studies.
A FamilySearch International team of employees were afraid to enter an African village that doesn’t allow anyone to enter that is not a member of their cult.
What difference did your donation make last year? How will your gift help BYU-Idaho in the years ahead?
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.”
Project aims to understand the long-term effects of media on children.
We recently provided support to WaterAid, an organization on a mission to transform lives by improving access to clean water, hygiene, and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities.
Continue his education or accept a mission call was the decision Winston had to make.
Wanting to overcome difficulties in his life like the general authorities he read about, Batholomew found BYU-Pathway was the key.
Returning missionaries are preapproved to participate in PathwayConnect, and tuition has been reduced for online degree programs.
Asher was able to take what he learned in the Global Supply Chain program and go straight to work in his family’s import/export business in England.
BYU-Pathway has given Liz the opportunity to get her degree living in various countries around the world.
Exciting changes are happening at LDS Business College in the way scholarships are blessing and changing student’s lives.
Rachel is a great example of how single parents are able to continue their education with the help of scholarships.
“Poppy” has come a long way since she was first seeking to learn the purpose of life in China.
To Daisy, project management is about much more than what she’s learned in class.
In his darkest hour, Rob Ferrolino felt the hand of mercy extended to him.
The first mission president in Mongolia learned that “BYU–Hawaii had something that our members in Mongolia needed,” so he included the university in his estate plan to ensure that Mongolian students could receive those blessings.
For Balu Pilli of India, coming to BYU–Hawaii not only blessed him with an education but also an eternal family.
Nathan found a great place to continue what he learned on his mission and get a great start to his future.
Ofa came to BYU–Hawaii with a plan to start a plumbing business, but three mentors helped him go from fixing pipes to renovating a temple.
Giving of time and resources is a family legacy for the Nelsons.
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.
Lydia Harris found the university where she belonged. There was just one snag.
Don and Ann discovered the Signature Scholarship, which gave them a chance to help a student (or sometimes multiple students) in need and meet that student in person at a once-a-year luncheon. “Not all young people come with equal family resources—some come from broken homes, some from homes where neither parent has been to college, some from homes where a father or mother has lost employment or has medical issues, and even a few where one or both parents have passed away,” Don says.
Richard Palmer had no intention of attending BYU until he traveled from his home state of Washington to visit campus one day during his high school years. In Provo, he got the distinct impression that he would attend the university and even live in a particular on-campus apartment complex that was then still under construction.
Sister Mulet thought she had been forgotten until she realized God had better plans for her.
The summer before Thalia Hull came to BYU, her father lost his engineering job. Though she’d thought about attending the University of California–Los Angeles, she had a full-tuition academic scholarship to BYU and realized it would be much more affordable.
Provo native McKay Heaton was on his mission in Taipei, Taiwan, when he learned that his brother—who had previously served in the same mission and who McKay had spoken with just a week before—had died by suicide back in Utah.
BYU Law student gets valuable mentoring opportunity in New York City, and may lead to opening new doors for the future.
Student takes lessons learned in law classes and is able to immediately help a small city find resolutions to problems while still attending school.
Attending LDSBC not only changed Shiley’s future plans, it brought her much closer to the Lord.
A mission and marriage left Ryan Gilbert in a tight financial situation, but financial aid gave him the freedom to pursue his goals.
After her father’s heart surgery, Ashton Wise wasn’t sure how she would pay for her education.
Sydney Boyer, an elementary education major, who researched how teachers integrate technology into curriculum to engage students in meaningful learning.
Experiences at LDS Business College gave John the skills to succeed beyond what some others with an MBA were able to accomplish.
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.
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.
Coney Pulla of India was born into the lowest level of the Hindu caste system. After attending BYU–Hawaii on an IWORK scholarship, he co-founded a multimillion-dollar social enterprise that donates rice to families in need throughout India.
After a serious car accident, Henrique was in danger of having to drop out of school.
“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.
Richard and VaLeen Jensen got their education start at LDS Business College, and after a successful career wanted to give back to help others; that's where a Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) helped out.
Deep Learning in Practice: An Interview with Leslie Robbins, LDSBC Instructor of Business 160
It wasn't easy for Albertina to get accepted to LDS Business College, but she knew that is where she needed to be and has made the most of the opportunity.
Scholarships often help returned missionaries be able to pursue an education and continue serving in new ways. Brenda Rivera is one of those returned missionaries at LDSBC.
Read what a few students thought about some experiences they had from the classes they attended, and how it changed them.
Pattica San was abandoned and left for dead as a baby but was saved by sympathetic saints and tender mercies from the Lord. Now he is an IWORK student at BYU–Hawaii, and he is building a social enterprise to help Cambodian women become self-reliant and escape domestic violence.
Balancing nursing with tennis and her other love, music, has been a challenge, but one that has blessed Electra Cochran—and others in turn.
Families like Brittany Nelson's find countless blessings because of their involvement in BYU-Pathway.
BYU’s new Engineering Building and Engineering Research Lab were 100% funded by 17,000 generous donors.
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.
“The members of the Church in Brazil see the need for education and value the opportunity to gather in centers of strength across the country.” —President Clark G. Gilbert
Daniel Hernandez was able to advance his career and better support his family because of BYU-Pathway.
Although she never finished her own degree, higher education means a lot to Lola Jeppson, which is why her family created a deferred gift for BYU-Pathway Worldwide.
With a major in biochemistry, Dallin Green might not be the sort of student you’d expect to find operating cameras at BYU Broadcasting.
BYU senior Catherine Boyack is one of the youngest performers to win the National Flute Association (NFA) Young Artist Competition.
Many great and wonderful miracles have occurred to allow BYU-Pathway Worldwide to become available everywhere the Church is organized in the world.
Returned missionaries in Brazil and the Caribbean areas have taken advantage of reduced tution at BYU-Pathway.
Research indicates that students who complete a certificate are 41 percent more likely to continue toward a bachelor’s degree.
Emily Strong took full advantage of BYU’s inspiring learning emphasis, taking part in three mentorships before graduation, each funded by donors.
BYU scholarship makes playing football and competing academically in other areas a possibility.
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.
BYU scholarships make it possible for Katelyn Woolley to focus on her passion for becoming a better teacher.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, antibiotic-resistant bacteria infect two million Americans every year, causing at least 23,000 deaths.
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.
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.
After seeing people on her mission suffer from health problems, Naomi Rhondeau changed her major to find ways to help more people.
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.
After discovering a love of helping others on a mission to his homeland, William Pham pursued a career in service.
Thanks to a scholarship, and research funding, BYU student Matthew Tyler became the first American to complete a genealogy internship in China.
After a sad childhood and a delayed dream, Mijin is using the power of prayer to work miracles in her life.
After President and Sister Tanner were called to serve at BYU–Hawaii, they found out that Sister Tanner’s parents had included the university in their estate plan.
The new platform is helping students, alumni, and friends of the university connect and help one another.
BYU–Hawaii students receive international acclaim for empowering Filipino farmers to rise out of poverty.
The new Asia Pacific Career Conference is helping students launch their life after BYU–Hawaii.
Eritai is “literally saving his island nation” with his hydroponics project in Kiribati.
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.
“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.”
Casey liked the personal feel of Rexburg but how could she afford to stay?
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 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.
"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."
Student's scholarship allows her to also focus on her passion for the arts, and bring back an event for thousands to enjoy.
"Fortitude, faith and financial resources make education and new life possible."
"You can only learn so much in the classroom, but here, we’re actually getting our hands dirty, says Professor Mark Belk."
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.
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.
BYU student Kielee Wiser conducted research mentored by Professor Neil Peterson on the motivation provided by fitness trackers, including the Apple Watch.
Earl and Anita Woolley support BYU students in mentored research through a planned gift called Charitable Gift Annunity (CGA).
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.
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.
At BYU, Allyson studied how students have mathematical epiphanies; now, she’s making them happen.
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.
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.
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.
A strong prompting led Pablo to leave his home in Argentina to study entrepreneurship at LDS Business College. His decision to obey that prompting brought challenges, but also opened new opportunities to grow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sarah’s move from her home country of Brazil to LDS Business College posed several challenges, but she witnessed miracles through the help of family, donors, and her faith in God.
Learn about student research to improve the socioeconomic status of women in developing countries.
Kasandra Matus aspired to attend an institution where she could grow both intellectually and spiritually. Her journey toward making that dream come true involved support from both her family and donors.
Jessika Lucero is a Hawaiian-Filipino American student from West Virginia who is excited to attend BYU–Hawaii and reconnect with her cultural heritage. Read Jessika’s story and learn about the university’s new domestic work-study scholarship that makes it possible for her, and others like her, to attend BYU–Hawaii.
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.
Education can improve people's outlook on life and give them confidence to excel in ways not previously believed possible. Such is the case for Crystal at LDS Business College.
The LDS Business College Library has received an award for their collaborative work in creating an online tutorial for information literacy.
What did you do last summer? In 2015 BYU Law School student Brooke Ellis filed a bill in Congress.
The IWORK program gives international students who can’t afford college a chance to attend BYU–Hawaii. For Soumya, a convert from India, IWORK also gave him a second chance at a career and an eternal family.
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced today, January 31, 2017, that Dr. Bruce C. Kusch will become the 13th president of LDS Business College. The announcement was made at the college’s weekly devotional in the Conference Center on Temple Square.
Suelaki wants to help make it a little easier for others to follow his path of getting an education. “My parents and my siblings didn’t have the opportunity to go to college,” he says. With the help of others through the university’s work-study financial aid program (IWORK) he is about to graduate and looking forward to increasing awareness in Samoa about the value of education.
Fresh off his mission to Carlsbad, California, Spencer Board signed up to attend a popular four-year university. But something didn’t feel right. While surfing options online, he learned about LDS Business College and decided this was where he would attend. Once he started school, he found out it cost a lot more than expected to live on his own, and wondered how he was going to make it work financially.
Moving from Costa Rica to Salt Lake City to attend LDS Business College wasn't easy but was totally worth it for Francine. As a single mother she worried about how to pay for schooling and support her daughter. Little did she know that people were contributing to a scholarship program that would help make it a little easier for her.
Two BYU students win an international essay competition and address the United Nations in Arabic.
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.
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.
When you help a student attend BYU-Idaho, you’re giving them more than a degree. Find out how your donation makes a difference.
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?
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.
"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
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.
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.”
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.
“Their act of generosity has strengthened my testimony of what the pure love of Christ really is."
“I didn’t want to let my parents or my community down by going to a small college. But once I looked into it, I realized this school had much more to offer than I had ever realized."
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.
Sean Hatch’s life seemed all in order: he was married and had three beautiful children. But then all that changed.
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.
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.
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.
Kathy considers LDS Business College the best-kept secret in Church education. Learn how she has greatly benefited from her educational experience after returning to school 20 years later.
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.”
A recipient of a single-parent scholarship, Stephanie says, "Knowing that strangers care enough about me to invest in my future—in my success—gives me the drive and the confidence to do my best. I want to prove through my hard work, study habits, and grades that I am worth the investment that others have made in me and my family.”
“Where I come from, having an education makes you have more opportunities to succeed in life and having more opportunities to find a job.”
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
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 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.
Life isn’t always fair—not even for the nicest, hardest-working college students. But when you give to BYU-Idaho, you can help make up the difference.
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 ...."
Drive, determination, and faith, along with help from many others, help this 50 year single mom return to school to provide for her family.
Only 13 percent of the world’s top genealogical records are digitized and preserved, leaving the rest at risk of destruction or loss. At current rates it will take 124 years to capture the top-tier records. Governments are asking FamilySearch for help in preserving their records at three times the rate FamilySearch and its crews can capture.
When Colton Western found himself in a boring seminary class, he took his spiritual growth into his own hands.
At times while growing up in Haiti, Nacha Dimanche felt like it was a mistake to have big dreams. But his scholarship to LDS Business College has helped him realize he’s not alone.
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.
Joy Christensen, a recent convert, discovered her purpose and the hand of the Lord in her life through scholarships to LDS Business College.
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.
When we say that “the Church” is donating billions of dollars to humanitarian aid, we are really saying that donors – members and friends of the church – are donating billions of dollars. Thanks to all of you who continue to support this great work of blessing people’s lives at home and around the world.
To bless the lives of others requires us to achieve a level of self-reliance. Sometimes, however, the very act of sacrificing and serving others can strengthen our capacity to provide for ourselves and others.
All missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Italy and all Church members there are alive and well after a powerful earthquake killed at least 120 people in central Italy early Wednesday morning.
“The most important thing people of faith can do, regardless of others’ perceptions, is to live their religion, ever seeking to relieve their neighbors’ burdens, motivated by a commitment to a God who “calls for sacrificial love, not benign whateverism." - Kenda Creasy Dean
Kerry Perry recognizes the Lord’s hand in her life as she prays for and receives tender mercies.
Michelle felt out of her element as she started at LDS Business College. As she got more involved she was helping others while also working hard to be successful in her classes. She felt blessed to receive scholarships along the way, which also motivated her to work harder.
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.
Stephane Akoki shares how faith, desire, and generous donors helped him realize his mother’s dream.
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 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.
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.
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.
Discover how generous donors helped Suzanne and Amber realize their potential.
How does Pathway change lives? It goes beyond books and grades. It provides hopes for a better future.
A new scholarship honors the Ito brothers, whose cheerful perseverance has inspired many.
When you donate to BYU-Idaho’s scholarship funds, you make the blessings of a Church education available to more students - like Martina Thomas.
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.
“My classes at LDSBC give me hands-on learning. LDSBC has also helped me to learn how to turn my fears of the future into faith by working diligently and trusting the Lord. As I have done this, my worries have gone away. Receiving the LeGrand Richards Service Scholarship for recently returned missionaries at LDS Business College was beyond my wildest dreams.”
“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.”
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."
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.”
Colin had been saving for college for some time. However, when Colin’s bishop asked him to serve a mission, he knew he could afford one or the other – not both.
The First Presidency, the Church’s highest governing body, stated, “It is with great concern and compassion that we observe the plight of the millions of people around the world who have fled their homes seeking relief from civil conflict and other hardships."
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.
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.
With a little help from generous donors like you, MPA student Ikaika Kim is discovering his calling.
When Karin Rice became a single mother with four small children, her feelings of self-worth hit rock bottom. For the first time since becoming a mother, she found she needed to work. With only a high school education, she knew she would not be able to support her family. “I prayed very sincerely about what I should do,” said Karin. “I soon realized the Lord wanted me to be in school.”
Jordan was attracted to BYU-Idaho to pursue both a temporal and spiritual education. “My education here has helped me in many ways,” he said. “I have been trained to be successful in everything I pursue by adhering to principles of honesty and integrity.”
Most high school seniors would jump at the opportunity to get a college education, especially if they could do so on scholarship. Shawnee Lubeck felt incredibly blessed when she received not one, but two full-ride scholarships from two different institutions. So what did she do? She turned them both down and decided to attend BYU-Idaho instead.
The humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is determining how it can best help to relieve the suffering.
The Vanuatu Port Vila Mission President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Larry Brewer, made contact with missionary leaders on the island of Tanna. The missionary leaders confirmed that all 11 missionaries on Tanna are accounted for and safe.
While growing up in a hard-working family on a small island in Tonga, Fehi saw his father working constantly as a fisherman to support his family. Fehi wanted an education, but getting one seemed to be out of reach. Learn how donations from friends like you helped this grateful young man come to BYU-Hawaii.
Sebastian Alewa joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Papua New Guinea 14 years ago. He started a new journey that day - one that led him to BYU-Hawaii and will take him back home, educated and ready to bless his country. Read more about Sebastian and how BYU-Hawaii’s IWORK program helped him prepare for his future.
BYU chemists found a protein switch that activates resistance. The discovery opens the door for medications that will make tumors more sensitive to chemotherapy.
How You - Plus a New 1:1 Match - Equals Student Innovation at BYU
Third in a three-part series: Pathway in Monterrey gave Lehi Santana a new perspective and a new dream to conquer.
First in a three-part series: On a Thursday night last April, the meeting house gym in Monterrey, Mexico was lined with tables and chairs for 67 very important guests: students hoping to register for their first Pathway semester.
BYU doctoral student’s research gets world-class attention.
Second in a three-part series: The personalized attention and focused curriculum of Pathway helped Bianka Martinez feel valued and land a better job.
La Paz’s Departmental Legislative Assembly recently honored the Church for its ongoing tradition of charitable service both in the city and across the entire Andean nation. The award lauded the Church and its members “as an institution and living example of valued humanitarian aid.”
Kari Durrant thrives on improving the quality of life for others.
BYU scholarship springboards single mother to security, success.
Meredith Taylor feels doubly blessed.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, David Decker felt to embark on a new educational adventure.
From farming radishes to entering a doctorate program, Felix Jimenez scaled his Andes-like challenges with faith.
On a quest to improve music in the Church one organist at a time.
Brittany Strobelt excels as the only English major in the Chinese Flagship program.
Former scholarship recipient Andrea Bradley took skills gained at BYU-Idaho south of the border to bless numerous lives.
Caring for an ailing sister shaped Celeste Wouden’s desire to learn the healer’s art.
The highest profile athletes are also the most eager to serve.
Little did Stacey Harkey fathom the force for good that BYU would have on his talents.
With her family struggling to support 12 adopted Russian siblings, Annette Fairbanks thought her window to attend BYU had closed.
Couple plans to use their educational skills to bless the lives of others… at home and in the classroom.
When life changed suddenly, education became the obvious answer.
Erika Nash and Brandon Beck centered their leadership on connecting students with chances to serve.
Higher education is available and affordable to those who feel that college has passed them by.
Donation will help prepare future employees who match the oil giant’s quality and integrity.
When foster children in Romania needed computers, a graduate of LDS Business College turned to her alma mater, which then turned to another alum.
When life was spiraling out of control, Jerad Todacheenie was welcomed into a safer place.
Hundreds of miles away from her home in Ulaanbaatar, Buyanerdene Chimedregzen shouted aloud with joy when she received news of her acceptance to Brigham Young University-Hawaii. Her three long, grueling years of studying English through the university’s online program were paying off: her dream of studying at BYU-Hawaii had finally come true.
Best and brightest of BYU get up-close, firsthand instruction from successful graduates.
Ensemble is no cookie-cutter musical group
Humanitarian outreach by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is benefiting many people throughout the country through dozens of non-profit organizations in Utah and surrounding states.
A love for exactness and orderliness of numbers leads to a love of serving.
Learn the gospel by virtually walking the ancient dusty streets of Jerusalem.
At the small school that’s doing great things and stirring big dreams, Bromleys lead charge for additional planned gift donors.
Hard work and prayers led Kimberly Turnbow to BYU-Idaho to pursue her creative dream in graphic design. Her scholarships have not only helped her afford a computer, software, and art supplies, they have also made her more determined to make the generosity of others worth their investment in her.
When reality hit like a ton of bricks, she knew it was time to get serious about life.
How a two-year education prepares two energetic, personable young men for next phase of life.
The theme of this event was “The Other Side of Me,” and was held not only to honor the disabled graduates, but to showcase the skills and talents they have developed despite their disabilities.
LDS Business College recently drew national attention for its effectiveness in mentoring at-risk students. The institution received two of the eight awards given as a Model of Efficiency.
“My art scholarship pushed me to always do my best work,” said Erica Rascon (Houston, Texas). “We can have incredible experiences if we show the initiative. Through just living, learning and experiencing, I have made amazing discoveries about myself. I now have a better feel for how I can make my greatest contributions to the world.”
Pathway's 100th domestic site will open in Rexburg this April.
Several months after a devastating typhoon struck the Philippines, relief efforts by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) continue in some of the hardest hit areas of the country.
Representatives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints addressed the role of the Church’s global humanitarian outreach efforts at a meeting at the United Nations in New York City on 27 February 2014. The gathering was part of the Focus on Faith series of the Nongovernmental Organizations (NGO) Relations and Advocacy Section of the U.N.’s Department of Public Information (DPI).
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.
"The daily 200-metre walk to fetch water will now be over for residents of Vacunimata after a new 10,000-litre water tank was installed in the settlement," reports the Fiji Times this week.
March 1 is International Wheelchair Day. One of the global initiatives of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Wheelchair Training and Distribution. LDS Charities, the social arm of the Church has been engaged in wheelchair distribution for 10 years.
It's a much-needed approach to saving newborn babies - two volunteer physicians and a registered nurse journey from the United States to Bandung, Indonesia, to train 20 local physicians in newborn resuscitation. But what difference can they possibly make when an overwhelming 900,000 babies die each year because they can’t breathe at birth? The difference comes when three trainers train 20 who in turn train 600 more.
“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.”
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.”
14 JANUARY 2014 — NUKU'ALOFA, TONGA. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is rushing emergency supplies from Tongatapu to the island group of Ha’apai following the weekend’s devastating cyclone.
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.”