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Ensign College

Professionally and Spiritually Prepared

Maren Higginbotham, a native of Riverside, California, and a recent alum of Ensign College’s interior design program, has seen how her education carefully prepared her for a career after graduation.

Missionary

He Puts Missionaries Where He Needs Them Most

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.

BYU|College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Giving is Helping the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences

Your donations to the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences help make a difference for students like Abena, Rachel, Alyssa, and Luca.

BYU|College of Nursing

Embracing Those in Need of Comfort

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.

BYU|BYU Athletics

We Play for Each Other

With a goal to be the best teammate he can be, Hayden Livingston feels right at home at BYU.

BYU|College of Fine Arts and Communications

Giving is Helping the College of Fine Arts and Communications

There is an excitement on campus as tours for our performing ensembles are planned, study abroad programs are scheduled, and field experiences are restarting. Read about a few alumni who are making names for themselves and are boosting BYU's reputation around the world.

BYU|College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Mitigating Hazards at Home and Abroad

Abby Mangum’s passion for hazard mitigation got her involved in researching earthquakes and tsunamis during her BYU undergraduate years.

BYU-Hawaii

Serving on the Front Line

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.

BYU|College of Life Sciences

Filling a Knowledge Gap

For Amy Hernandez, solving the mystery of multiple sclerosis isn’t merely an academic pursuit; it’s personal.

FamilySearch

Uniting and Reconciling Through Records

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.

BYU|Mckay School of Education

Making Math More Manageable

Jamie Schroeder is mitigating math anxiety in children through an educational framework called cognitively guided instruction.

BYU|Fulton College of Engineering

Bringing it Home

It wasn’t easy for Daniel Yirenya-Tawiah to come to BYU from Ghana, but the blessings have completely outpaced his expectations.

BYU|College of Humanities

Serendipity in Scotland

Abby Thatcher’s study abroad changed her life, but not how she expected it would.

BYU|College of Humanities|J. Reuben Clark Law School

Donors Changed My Life

“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.”

BYU|Fulton College of Engineering

The Spell of Discouragement

When someone tells BYU Marriott graduate Dunia Alrabadi that she can’t do something, she finds the power to make that something happen.

Tabernacle Choir

It Takes a Village: The Organization of The Tabernacle Choir

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.

Missionary

Finding a New Groove

As Sister Alyssa Chamberlain prayed about serving a mission, she felt that she had to trust that God would make things work.

Church History

Surprised, Inspired, and Immersed

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.

Philanthropies

Inviting Families to Experience the Joy of Giving

How can your family be inspired while blessing the lives of others?

Philanthropies

Instruments in God's Hands

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.

Humanitarian

Changing Lives with Wheelchair Donations Around the World

Wheelchairs provide mobility, and happiness to recipients around the world.

BYU-Pathway

Brian K. Ashton Installed as BYU-Pathway Worldwide’s Second President

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.

Humanitarian

Françoise's "Life-Giving Fish": Treating Anemia 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.

Ensign College

Building a Foundation of Knowledge

Kendyl Tibbits is building a bright future thanks to the skills she’s gaining at Ensign College.

Ensign College

Bravely Starting Anew

Leaving all that was familiar behind, Genesis Martinez moved to the United States and found a new life and a new future.

Ensign College

Picking Up Where She Left Off

Susie Dawson is gaining wisdom and knowledge while finishing a degree she started years ago.

BYU

Family Support for BYU Spans Generations

It’s no surprise that support for BYU runs deep in the Spencer family. Their BYU connection spans generations.

FamilySearch

Making Ancestral Research Easier

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.

Tabernacle Choir

A Global Choir for a Global Church

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.”

BYU-Hawaii

From Surviving to Thriving

As a freshman at BYU–Hawaii, Flora Enkhbold started a business to sell her mom’s handcrafted ties in new markets.

BYU|Marriott School of Business

Discovering the Culture of Christ

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.

BYU|College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Leadership and Preparation

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.

BYU|Fulton College of Engineering

Line of Sight

Tiny “windshield wiper” aids camera surgery

BYU-Pathway

Striving For Self Reliance

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.

BYU|BYU Athletics

They Knew Who We Were

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.

BYU-Hawaii

Using Aloha to Advance the Church in Asia

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.

BYU|BYU Broadcasting

Welcome Back

Jeff Simpson sees BYU Broadcasting as a media organization that provides audiences something more than just clean, family-friendly entertainment.

BYU|Mckay School of Education

Combining Culture with Counseling

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.

BYU|College of Humanities

Finding Her Place

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.”

BYU|College of Nursing

Caring with Music

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.

BYU|College of Fine Arts and Communications

Art to Help Healing

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.

BYU|College of Nursing|Knight Society

Promptings and Invitations Drew Her to BYU

Mary Williams’s love for BYU and its students grew from her experiences as a student, professor, and administrator in the College of Nursing.

BYU-Hawaii

Getting a Start, Giving Back

“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.

BYU|College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Shaping Public Opinion

For political science student Kesley Powell, many of the most important experiences of her BYU career weren’t in a classroom.

BYU

Employee Scholarships a Pleasant Surprise for Mentored Students

In 2008 a group of BYU Risk Management employees created a scholarship to show appreciation to valued student employees in their department.

BYU-Pathway

People Matter

Twenty-two years ago, Ann Howell and her husband, Elmer, felt a need to support The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

BYU|College of Life Sciences

Rooting Out Alzheimer’s

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|J. Reuben Clark Law School

Investing in the Community

Mother of nine first considered law school after founding a nonprofit organization that connected families experiencing homelessness to community resources.

BYU

Department Scholarships Boost Student Confidence

“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.”

BYU

Five Years of Inspiring Learning

The report card is in — inspiring learning is changing lives.

BYU|Marriott School of Business

“It Made All the Difference”

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.

BYU-Pathway

Strategic Priorities

BYU-Pathway Worldwide experienced tremendous growth in 2020, which inspired the organization’s goals for 2021.

BYU|Fulton College of Engineering

Student-Created Device Helps Young Violinist

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.

Ensign College

Praying Christ

An anonymous donor recently donated a statue of Christ to the college that now sits at the front doors.

Ensign College

A Lifelong Commitment to Giving

Donors Blaine and Marcia Cutler exemplify how to serve and give where needed.

Ensign College

Celebrating Campus Connections

International students have opportunities to share their culture at Ensign College.

FamilySearch

134 Generations in One Day

Ensign College

Beating the Odds

Raskita is a first-generation college student creating a better plan for his future thanks to Ensign College.

Ensign College

Going Back to the Beginning

“I have never accomplished something like this in my life. I am capable of doing hard things.”

Ensign College

Bringing Service into Education

While working towards her degree, Natalie has learned how to give and receive service.

BYU|College of Humanities

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.”

Tabernacle Choir

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square on Tour

BYU-Idaho

An Example to Others

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.

BYU-Pathway

Following a Prompting

For Melissa Baird of Utah, after getting married and having four kids, going back to school always seemed like it would have to wait.

BYU-Hawaii

This Place Is Our Promised Land

Husband and wife graduate together and honor their family for the support, motivation, and sacrifice that helped them succeed.

BYU-Pathway

All Things are Spiritual

Dax Manalastas, of Quezon City, Philippines, has always dreamed of becoming a doctor.

BYU|Knight Society

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.

BYU

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.”

BYU|College of Fine Arts and Communications

BYU Singers Masked

Making music together. Even amidst all the necessary safety precautions, students say they are just grateful to be singing.

Ensign College

A Place Right for Me

After feeling other schools were not right, Kate found the best fit at Ensign College.

Philanthropies

Seeing as Christ Sees

As we seek to see as Christ sees, we will be blessed with opportunities to forget self and lift others.

Humanitarian

Saving Sight and Restoring Hope

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.

Missionary

Supporting Faith and the Hope of Good Things to Come

Discover what happened when returned missionaries chose to follow God over family and Ghanaian customs.

Ensign College

Reaching Goals and Serving Others

After receiving a scholarship, Andreas now serves others while attending school.

Church History

Service Behind the Scenes

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.

Philanthropies

Faith to Prepare the Way

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?

Philanthropies

Building A Legacy of Philanthropy

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.

FamilySearch

Family History Continues Unabated

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.

Tabernacle Choir

Growing a Global Footprint During a Pandemic

Tabernacle Choir

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square Unveils New Logo

Ensign College

"Ensign Rising"

In honor of the new name, Ensign College, Sister Kusch created a quilt to show the incredible history of the school.

Tabernacle Choir

The Tabernacle Choir Becomes a Beacon During Pandemic Hiatus

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

School Updates

Ensign College shares exciting updates to its curriculum including four-year degrees, more online courses, and COVID-19 assistance.

BYU|College of Life Sciences

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.

Ensign College

An Education Worth Finishing

After years of schooling, Joy finally feels she has a plan to complete her degree at Ensign College.

Ensign College

Finding His Way

Through the experience he gained in his internships, Tyson discovered his passion for business analytics.

Ensign College

Starting Your Legacy Now

The Millard Family’s shows how to incorporate giving into your life no matter where you are in life.

BYU|Marriott School of Business

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!

BYU|College of Humanities

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.”

BYU

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.

Ensign College

Doing Something Different

Laura Calvillo is laying a foundation for her future as a first-generation college student.

BYU-Pathway

Creating Opportunities

BYU-Pathway has been searching for ways to bless even more students with scholarships.

BYU|College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

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.

BYU|College of Fine Arts and Communications

Managing the Music

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

BYU|Mckay School of Education

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.

BYU

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.

BYU-Hawaii

Retired but Not Done

“It’s not the end of our relationship with BYU-Hawaii or her students. It’s just a different way of supporting them.”

BYU-Hawaii

Farmhand to Public Servant

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.

Ensign College

Reaching Academic Success Remotely

Scott Robinson reflects on ways Ensign College has made remote learning a great experience.

BYU-Pathway

Finally Near the Finish Line

Born and raised in the Philippines, Joy Escalante is currently in her third semester at Ensign College.

BYU-Hawaii

A Samoan Scientist? You Bet.

Stau Segi is working to change cultural norms and help conserve his country’s coral reefs.

BYU|Knight Society

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.

BYU|Fulton College of Engineering

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.

BYU|J. Reuben Clark Law School

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.

BYU|BYU Broadcasting

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.

BYU|College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Measuring Impact

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

BYU-Pathway

A Mother’s Influence

Liz Hill's experience with BYU-Pathway Connect was life-changing, specifically for her son Gabriel.

BYU|College of Humanities

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.

BYU|College of Nursing

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.

Missionary

Sharing the Never-Ending Fountain of Happiness

She couldn't wait to serve a mission so others could expereince the happiness the gospel brought her.

Humanitarian

Your Generous Donations are Saving Lives in the Central African Republic

Children like Pierre, receive lifesaving aid through your donations that help buy things like Plumpy’Nut, a ready-to-use therapeutic food.

Church History

The Unifying Power of the Church's Historic Sites

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.

BYU|College of Nursing

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.

BYU|BYU Athletics

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

Church History

The Temple on the Hill

Learn a little about how the Gheen family’s service in Nauvoo 175 years ago helped the Church grow.

Missionary

I Am the Light That Ye Shall Hold Up

Dedication and hard work still left Naomi short of her goal, but with the help of others she is able to share the light.

BYU-Idaho

Heavenly Father Knows Where You Are

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."

BYU-Idaho

You Already Know the Answer

After two years at another university, a mission, and a marriage, Lindsay Cook is grateful for financial help.

BYU-Hawaii

Masks Save Lives in More Ways Than One

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.

BYU|J. Reuben Clark Law School

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.

BYU-Idaho

A Lifesaver

Five years ago, Rachel Tullis would never have imagined who and where she is today—married, with a child, at BYU-Idaho.

Ensign College

It’s More Than a Donation

Jessica Tripptree of Tasmania, Australia explains the positive impact donations to Ensign College and scholarships have had on her life.

Humanitarian

How Donations are Helping World Food Programme Somalia Provide Relief and Ease Burdens

Donations to the Humanitarian Aid Fund are helping World Food Programme Somalia ensure that 35,323 schoolchildren have five months of nutritious food.

Ensign College

Why Ensign College?

Elder Paul Johnson talks about how Ensign College will complement other CES schools and fill some gaps in curriculum.

Ensign College

From Receptionist to Accountant

Nancy used what she learned to quickly move from being a receptionist to an accountant with her own growing business.

BYU|Fulton College of Engineering

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.

BYU-Hawaii

Preserving Words That Matter

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.

Missionary

So Great a Cause

Two Sister Missionaries holding open scriptures and talking to a man outside of his home.

BYU|College of Life Sciences

Using Tech to Decipher Your Gait

With the help of a Fulton grant, Spencer Petersen is using a combination of resources that measures the forces under the foot to research the role your big toe plays in the simple act of walking.

BYU-Idaho

Strengthening the Feeble Knees

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.

BYU-Idaho

Dancing Into the Future

Why would a student choose BYU-Idaho over a prestigious dance school in Italy? For Michela Malone, there’s no mystery.

BYU|College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Adding to Mathematics

Mathematics student Jonathan Hales says it was mentored learning that helped him develop a method that researchers can use to analyze equations.

Church History

Tiny Details, Sweeping Landscapes, Individual Hearts

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.

BYU|BYU Broadcasting

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 ….

BYU|Marriott School of Business

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.

BYU|BYU Athletics

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.”

BYU-Idaho

A Lasting Legacy

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.

Philanthropies

The Joy of Giving

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?

BYU|College of Humanities

Starring on a Chinese Reality Show

Josh Robinson entered a BYU language competition, and soon found himself competing at a global level with much of the competition broadcast on China television to millions of viewers.

BYU-Idaho

Learn, Earn, and Return

Kent and Barbara Michie saw firsthand how BYU-Idaho was making a difference, and that’s when they knew they needed to do more.

BYU|College of Nursing|Knight Society

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.

BYU|College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

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.

BYU|Mckay School of Education

Interacting with Marla the Fish

Student researchers use an animated fish to teach social interaction to children with autism.

BYU-Idaho

I Want that Glow

After his wife’s cancer surgery, Andres wasn’t sure how he’d pay for school.

BYU|J. Reuben Clark Law School

Pulling Back the M&A Curtain

Law student got to be mentored by the largest law firm in the United States, as part of the first-ever BYU Law Deals Academy in New York City.

FamilySearch

“I Knew You Guys Were Coming”

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.

BYU-Idaho

Making Up the Difference

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.

BYU

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.”

Humanitarian

Partnering for Greater Impact

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.

BYU|College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

BYU Working to Uncover How Media Affects Families

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

BYU-Idaho

I Want that Glow

BYU-Idaho

Frugality Borne of Faith

What difference did your donation make last year? How will your gift help BYU-Idaho in the years ahead?

BYU|Marriott School of Business

Tenaciously Beating the Odds

From drugs and homelessness to succeeding at BYU In the accounting program. Hear from one grateful student.

BYU|College of Fine Arts and Communications

Making a Sundance-Honored Film

Oscar Jimenez and Luis Puente were ecstatic to learn that the short film they made would premiere at this years Sundance Film Festival.

BYU|College of Fine Arts and Communications

A Creative Epiphany

While on a study abroad scholarship in Cannes, France, Ad Lab student Maddy Thompson got to work on some ad campaigns for major brands. It was there that she had an epiphany about her potential.

BYU-Pathway

Following His Leaders

Wanting to overcome difficulties in his life like the general authorities he read about, Batholomew found BYU-Pathway was the key.

BYU-Pathway

Hope Restored

Continue his education or accept a mission call was the decision Winston had to make.

BYU-Pathway

School News

Returning missionaries are preapproved to participate in PathwayConnect, and tuition has been reduced for online degree programs.

Ensign College

Learning the Global Industry

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

Finishing Her Degree

BYU-Pathway has given Liz the opportunity to get her degree living in various countries around the world.

Ensign College

Scholarships

Exciting changes are happening at LDS Business College in the way scholarships are blessing and changing student’s lives.

Ensign College

Grateful for a Better Future

Rachel is a great example of how single parents are able to continue their education with the help of scholarships.

Ensign College

Embarking on a Spiritual Journey

“Poppy” has come a long way since she was first seeking to learn the purpose of life in China.

Ensign College

Reaching Her Full Potential

To Daisy, project management is about much more than what she’s learned in class.

BYU-Hawaii

Leaving a Legacy in Mongolia

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.

BYU-Hawaii

For Time and All Eternity

For Balu Pilli of India, coming to BYU–Hawaii not only blessed him with an education but also an eternal family.

Ensign College

Receiving the Hand of Mercy

In his darkest hour, Rob Ferrolino felt the hand of mercy extended to him.

BYU-Hawaii

Pipe Dreams and Beyond

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.

Ensign College

Transitioning from the Mission

Nathan found a great place to continue what he learned on his mission and get a great start to his future.

Ensign College

Great Blessings Come from Giving

Giving of time and resources is a family legacy for the Nelsons.

BYU|Fulton College of Engineering

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.

BYU-Idaho

You're in the Right Place

Lydia Harris found the university where she belonged. There was just one snag.

BYU|Signature Scholarships

Coming Home

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.

BYU|Signature Scholarships

A Simple Way to Make a Difference

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.

Missionary

The Gospel Gives People Happiness and Perspective

Sister Mulet thought she had been forgotten until she realized God had better plans for her.

BYU|Signature Scholarships

"I Would've Given Up and Gone Home"

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.

BYU|Signature Scholarships

Finding Meaning in Tragedy

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|J. Reuben Clark Law School

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.

BYU|J. Reuben Clark Law School

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.

Ensign College

Changing Plans

Attending LDSBC not only changed Shiley’s future plans, it brought her much closer to the Lord.

BYU-Idaho

Free to Create

A mission and marriage left Ryan Gilbert in a tight financial situation, but financial aid gave him the freedom to pursue his goals.

BYU-Idaho

Going Places - With Your Help

After her father’s heart surgery, Ashton Wise wasn’t sure how she would pay for her education.

BYU|Mckay School of Education

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.

Ensign College

Better Than an MBA

Experiences at LDS Business College gave John the skills to succeed beyond what some others with an MBA were able to accomplish.

BYU|Fulton College of Engineering

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.

BYU|BYU Broadcasting|Knight Society

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.

BYU-Hawaii

Buy a Bag, Feed a Family

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.

Ensign College

Musical Miracles

After a serious car accident, Henrique was in danger of having to drop out of school.

Ensign College

Paying It Forward: The Jensen Legacy

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.

BYU|Fulton College of Engineering

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.

Ensign College

Hard Work Pays Off

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.

Ensign College

Deep Learning at LDSBC

Deep Learning in Practice: An Interview with Leslie Robbins, LDSBC Instructor of Business 160

Ensign College

Returned-Missionary Scholarship Highlight

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.

BYU|College of Nursing

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.

BYU-Hawaii

Blooming in Adversity

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.

Ensign College

Student Insights

Read what a few students thought about some experiences they had from the classes they attended, and how it changed them.

BYU|Fulton College of Engineering

Dedicated to Innovation: Engineering Building Dedication Recap

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

BYU|Marriott School of Business

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.

BYU-Pathway

Unexpected Blessings

Families like Brittany Nelson's find countless blessings because of their involvement in BYU-Pathway.

BYU-Pathway

Area Spotlight - Brazil

“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

BYU-Pathway

Better Benefits for the Family

Daniel Hernandez was able to advance his career and better support his family because of BYU-Pathway.

BYU-Pathway

Opportunities Shared

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.

BYU|BYU Broadcasting

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.

BYU|College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

Study abroad experiences are making an impact in students' educational experience, but the cost is still a significant and sometimes prohibitive amount. Scholarships help bridge the gap for many students.

BYU|College of Fine Arts and Communications

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.

BYU-Pathway

Milestones of BYU-Pathway Worldwide

Many great and wonderful miracles have occurred to allow BYU-Pathway Worldwide to become available everywhere the Church is organized in the world.

BYU|Religious Education

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.

BYU-Pathway

New Degree Structure Launching April 2019

Research indicates that students who complete a certificate are 41 percent more likely to continue toward a bachelor’s degree.

BYU-Pathway

Returned Missionaries

Returned missionaries in Brazil and the Caribbean areas have taken advantage of reduced tution at BYU-Pathway.

BYU|J. Reuben Clark Law School

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.

BYU|College of Nursing

All the Good We Will Do

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

BYU|Marriott School of Business|BYU Athletics

Tackling Challenges on and off the Field

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

BYU|College of Life Sciences

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.

BYU|College of Life Sciences

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.

BYU|College of Life Sciences

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.

BYU|College of Life Sciences

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.

BYU

"I Love BYU and Its Mission"

Scholarships make a difference in the life of students, like William Pham who is studying strategic management and plans to graduate in 2019. He is currently interning with Disney's special events management team.

BYU

BYU Fundraising Guidelines

BYU may engage in fundraising for student financial aid, capital projects when directed by the board, and non-tithing-based activities, such as athletics.

BYU|Mckay School of Education

Teaching the Teacher

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

BYU|Fulton College of Engineering

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.

BYU|College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

A Love of Service

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

BYU|College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

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.

BYU|Knight Society

True Blue at Heart

How does a University of Utah graduate whose husband graduated from the University of Washington end up a member of the BYU Knight Society?

BYU-Hawaii

Now is the Time

After a sad childhood and a delayed dream, Mijin is using the power of prayer to work miracles in her life.

BYU-Hawaii

Aloha ‘Oe: A Parting Gift to BYU–Hawaii

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.

BYU-Hawaii

BYU–Hawaii Launches Online Mentoring Platform

The new platform is helping students, alumni, and friends of the university connect and help one another.

BYU-Hawaii

You're Hired

The new Asia Pacific Career Conference is helping students launch their life after BYU–Hawaii.

BYU-Hawaii

BYU–Hawaii Leads The Nation In Social Entrepreneurship

BYU–Hawaii students receive international acclaim for empowering Filipino farmers to rise out of poverty.

BYU-Hawaii

Alumni Update: Eritai Kateibwi

Eritai is “literally saving his island nation” with his hydroponics project in Kiribati.

BYU|College of Nursing

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.

BYU|Knight Society

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.”

BYU-Idaho

A Little Donation Goes a Long Way

Casey liked the personal feel of Rexburg but how could she afford to stay?

BYU|College of Life Sciences

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.

BYU|College of Life Sciences

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.

BYU|College of Life Sciences

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."

BYU|College of Fine Arts and Communications

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.

BYU-Idaho

Where My Life Could’ve Been Versus Where It Is Now

"Fortitude, faith and financial resources make education and new life possible."

BYU|College of Humanities

Bringing Together Mormon Humanities Scholars

BYU's College of Humanities convened a two-day summer workshop for up-and-coming LDS humanities scholars to discuss the integration of faith and intellect.

BYU|J. Reuben Clark Law School

A Life-Changing Chance to Help Refugees

Providing pro bono legal counsel to refugees in Texas as part of a donation-funded externship was more than an experience-building class project, their efforts may have actually saved lives.

BYU|Marriott School of Business

Providing Lifesaving Neonatal Ventilators to Developing Countries

The morning after Erica and Kindall Palmer's son was born, he turned blue from lack of oxygen. This experience brought to home the importance of ventilators for the recent BYU graduates.

BYU|College of Life Sciences

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."

BYU|College of Fine Arts and Communications

The Wizard Behind the Scenes

Most 10-year-olds at Disneyland just enjoy being there, but Bradlee Hager wanted to know how it all works. Now she's a behind-the-scenes wizard who makes on-stage magic happen.

BYU|College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Studying the Effects of Texting on Tanzanian Politics

A team of BYU students went to Tanzania with professor Daniel Nielson to examine the effects of cell phone use on the socioeconomic status of women in developing countries.

BYU|Fulton College of Engineering

The Machine Mozart

Suppose you could train a computer to compose music that actually sounds good. Helping artificial intelligence gain the ability to compose music is the subject of Paul Bodily's research.

BYU|College of Nursing

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.

BYU|BYU Athletics

BYU Men’s Volleyball Team Walk-On Signs with Team USA

Jake Langlois tried out for the BYU mens volleyball team as a walk on and made it. Proving himself to be an asset, he earned the Brent and Cheri Andrus Athletic Scholarship.

BYU|College of Life Sciences

A New Look at Eye Care in Ghana

The nation of Ghana provides a free eye health program and even offers patients free transportation. There's only one problem: many patients never show up. Two BYU students looked at ways to encourage people to take advantage of the program.

BYU|BYU Broadcasting

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.

BYU|College of Nursing

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.

BYU|College of Nursing

“Mini Stroke” Led Student to Nursing

College of Nursing graduate Megan Parr was born with a hole between the top two chambers of her heart, disrupting the flow of blood to her body. This difficulty led her to a career in nursing.

BYU|Gift Planning

True-Blue Couple Supports Mentoring

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

BYU|Fulton College of Engineering

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.

BYU

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.

BYU|Mckay School of Education

That A-ha Moment

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

BYU|College of Life Sciences

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.

BYU|College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

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.

BYU|Fulton College of Engineering

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.

Ensign College

Pablo’s Expanding Possibilities

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.

BYU|College of Fine Arts and Communications

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.

BYU|College of Nursing

Research Helps 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.

BYU|Mckay School of Education

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.

BYU|Fulton College of Engineering

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.

Ensign College

Sarah Finds Support in Her Challenges

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.

BYU|College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

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

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

BYU-Hawaii

Reconnecting with Her Roots

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.

Ensign College

Kasandra’s Faith for Better Days Ahead

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.

BYU|College of Life Sciences

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.

BYU-Idaho

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Ensign College

Monster in the Library Gets Award

The LDS Business College Library has received an award for their collaborative work in creating an online tutorial for information literacy.

Ensign College

Scholarship Helps Single-mother Find Confidence in School and Future

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.

BYU|J. Reuben Clark Law School

Of Bills and Trials

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

BYU-Hawaii

A Second Chance at BYU-Hawaii

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.

Ensign College

LDS Business College Announces New President

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.

BYU-Hawaii

Breaking a Pattern, Creating a Legacy

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.

Ensign College

Returned Missionary Converted to LDSBC

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.

Ensign College

Scholarship Lifts Burden for Mother and Daughter

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.

BYU

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.

BYU|College of Humanities

BYU Students Stand Tall at the UN

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

BYU

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.

BYU|J. Reuben Clark Law School

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?

BYU|Fulton College of Engineering

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.

BYU|College of Fine Arts and Communications

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

BYU-Idaho

More Than a Degree

When you help a student attend BYU-Idaho, you’re giving them more than a degree. Find out how your donation makes a difference.

BYU|College of Humanities

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.

BYU

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.

BYU|Marriott School of Business

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.”

Ensign College

Jean-Philippe Désius Follows Promptings and Moves Forward with Faith

“Their act of generosity has strengthened my testimony of what the pure love of Christ really is."

BYU|Marriott School of Business

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.

Ensign College

LDSBC Helps Karanda Keep Her Dreams Alive

“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."

Ensign College

Single Father Finds Forgiveness While Pursuing Future Career

Sean Hatch’s life seemed all in order: he was married and had three beautiful children. But then all that changed.

BYU|College of Life Sciences

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.

BYU|Gift Planning

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.

BYU|College of Life Sciences

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.

Ensign College

When You Save One Parent, You Save an Entire Family

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.

Ensign College

Single Mother of Four Decided to Put Her Trust in the Lord

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.”

BYU|Mckay School of Education|J. Reuben Clark Law School

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.”

BYU|College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

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.

BYU|J. Reuben Clark Law School

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.

BYU|College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

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

Ensign College

Francisco Reaches His Goals Because Someone Decided to Follow in the Savior’s Footsteps

“Where I come from, having an education makes you have more opportunities to succeed in life and having more opportunities to find a job.”

BYU|College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

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 ...."

Ensign College

Single Mother Gains Marketable Skills and Rebuilds Faith

Drive, determination, and faith, along with help from many others, help this 50 year single mom return to school to provide for her family.

BYU-Idaho

An Unforeseen Blessing

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.

FamilySearch

Racing Against Time

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.

BYU-Idaho

An Opportunity to Make a Change in the World

When Colton Western found himself in a boring seminary class, he took his spiritual growth into his own hands.

Ensign College

Scholarship Helps LDSBC Student Know He’s Not Alone

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.

BYU|Fulton College of Engineering

Paving a Path to a PhD

Roads and pavements may not light up everyone's eyes, but they changed the perspective of BYU civil engineering student Tenli Waters.

BYU|College of Humanities

From Utah to Ukraine - Again and Again

Student Danielle Chelom Leavitt Quist returned to Ukraine-where she had lived as a teenager and served a mission-to study how women preserve culture.

BYU|College of Nursing

Pregnancy and Baby Care? There’s an App for That - Now

Most first-time mothers aren't up on all the medical jargon, but thanks to a new app developed by BYU undergrads, they don't need to be.

BYU|College of Life Sciences

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.

Ensign College

Scholarships Create a “Butterfly Effect” for LDSBC Student

Joy Christensen, a recent convert, discovered her purpose and the hand of the Lord in her life through scholarships to LDS Business College.

BYU|Marriott School of Business

We All Scream for BYU’s Scoop Squad

With long hours, late nights, and a tight deadline, Marriott School student Ether Tam and two colleagues produced a three-minute video for a nationwide marketing contest-and won.

BYU|Mckay School of Education

Helping Students Improve Their Own Behavior

Children with disabilities who monitor their behavior can improve their ability to follow directions, says professor-student research team from BYU's McKay School of Education."

BYU|College of Fine Arts and Communications

Reporting from Peru’s Reed Islands

Weaving a rich narrative of an ancient Peruvian culture, BYU communications student Donovan Baltich was a finalist in a national competition.

BYU|College of Life Sciences

Discovering the Benefits of Repeated Exercise

Working alongside BYU faculty mentors, Amanda Gier was part of a student team that discovered the role of the body's immune system in exercise recovery.

BYU|College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

From Science Fair to Master’s Degree with Sports Stats

Taking inspiration from his junior-high science-fair project, recent BYU master's grad Zachary Knowlton is predicting the performance of BYU football players.

Humanitarian

Donors Provide Funding for Emergency Aid in 56 Countries in 2015

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.

BYU|Knight Society

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.

Philanthropies

Self-Reliance Means Turning to God

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.

Humanitarian

Church Invites Assistance to Italy Earthquake Victims

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.

Philanthropies

Study: Faith is the Strongest Predictor of Altruism

“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

Ensign College

I’ve Found New Hope

Kerry Perry recognizes the Lord’s hand in her life as she prays for and receives tender mercies.

Ensign College

Scholarships Motivated Michelle to Study Harder

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.

BYU|College of Fine Arts and Communications

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.

Ensign College

Nothing is Impossible

Stephane Akoki shares how faith, desire, and generous donors helped him realize his mother’s dream.

BYU|Mckay School of Education

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.

BYU|Fulton College of Engineering

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

BYU|College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

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.

BYU|College of Life Sciences

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.

Ensign College

From Helplessness to Hopefulness

Discover how generous donors helped Suzanne and Amber realize their potential.

BYU-Idaho

Rubbish at Math

How does Pathway change lives? It goes beyond books and grades. It provides hopes for a better future.

BYU|College of Humanities

Student from Japan Lives Lifelong Dream at BYU

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

BYU

2015 Donations Advance the Mission of BYU

BYU-Idaho

In a Good Place

When you donate to BYU-Idaho’s scholarship funds, you make the blessings of a Church education available to more students - like Martina Thomas.

BYU|College of Humanities

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.

Ensign College

Your Scholarship Donation Helps Students Like Me Realize their Potential

“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.”

BYU|BYU Athletics

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.”

BYU|Fulton College of Engineering

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."

BYU|Knight Society

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.”

BYU-Idaho

College or Mission? Colin Knew He Couldn’t Afford Both

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.

Humanitarian

Church Members Encouraged to Assist Refugees

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."

BYU|College of Nursing

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.

BYU|BYU Athletics|Knight Society

Help Others with the Climb: Athletics' Chad Lewis Inspires Knight Society Members

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.

BYU|Marriott School of Business

Blessed or Lucky

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

BYU-Idaho

Hard Work and Testimony Help Grades Improve

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.”

BYU-Idaho

Give Everyone a Chance to Succeed

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.”

BYU-Idaho

Faith and Work Benefit Utah Student

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.

Humanitarian

Major Earthquake Strikes Nepal

The humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is determining how it can best help to relieve the suffering.

Humanitarian

Missionaries to Fly Aid to Vanuatu Disaster Region

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.

BYU-Hawaii

A Father's Example, A Son's Dream

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.

BYU-Hawaii

With Your Help, He Found His Way

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|College of Life Sciences

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.

BYU|Fulton College of Engineering

Student Innovation is Providing Life-Sustaining Oxygen for Newborns

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

BYU-Idaho

Strumming a New Chord

Third in a three-part series: Pathway in Monterrey gave Lehi Santana a new perspective and a new dream to conquer.

BYU-Idaho

Pathway Brings New Hope, New Skills

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

Turning Cancer Cell’s Best Friend into Worst Enemy

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

Humanitarian

LDS Church's Humanitarian Efforts Honored in Bolivia

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.”

BYU-Idaho

Pathway Spirit a Plus for Bianka Martinez

Second in a three-part series: The personalized attention and focused curriculum of Pathway helped Bianka Martinez feel valued and land a better job.

BYU

The “Springboard Scholarship”

BYU scholarship springboards single mother to security, success.

BYU|Fulton College of Engineering

Her Scholarship was Truly a Matter of the Heart

Meredith Taylor feels doubly blessed.

BYU|Marriott School of Business

Living an Exhausting, Exhilarating Life

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

BYU|College of Fine Arts and Communications

Queen of the King of Instruments

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

BYU|College of Humanities

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

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

BYU-Idaho

A Niggling Feeling that the Lord Expected More

Contrary to conventional wisdom, David Decker felt to embark on a new educational adventure.

BYU|College of Life Sciences

Finally, the Miracles Mounted

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

BYU|College of Nursing

Longing to Bless

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

BYU-Idaho

Creative Future Burns Bright for Graduate

Former scholarship recipient Andrea Bradley took skills gained at BYU-Idaho south of the border to bless numerous lives.

BYU|BYU Athletics

BYU Athletes are in a Service League All their Own

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

BYU|BYU Broadcasting

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.

BYU

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.

BYU-Idaho

Scholarships Help Couple Share the Spirit

Couple plans to use their educational skills to bless the lives of others… at home and in the classroom.

BYU-Idaho

‘We’ve Gotten Through It - That’s What We Do’

When life changed suddenly, education became the obvious answer.

BYU

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.

BYU-Idaho

Pathway Helps Construction Worker Build New Life

Higher education is available and affordable to those who feel that college has passed them by.

BYU

BYU Receives Generous Gift from ExxonMobil Foundation

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

Ensign College

Phone Call Sets Wheels of Generosity in Motion, Sending Computers to Romania

When foster children in Romania needed computers, a graduate of LDS Business College turned to her alma mater, which then turned to another alum.

BYU

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.

BYU-Hawaii

Discovering “Genuine Gold” in Mongolia and the Miraculous Refining Process that Followed

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.

BYU

BYU’s Most Generous Donors Share Wealth of Knowledge

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

BYU|College of Fine Arts and Communications

Texas Surgeon Goes Baroque with Gift to BYU School of Music

Ensemble is no cookie-cutter musical group

Humanitarian

Church Provides Furniture to Utah Ronald McDonald House

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.

BYU-Idaho

Students Speak for Themselves: Cameron DeWitt

A love for exactness and orderliness of numbers leads to a love of serving.

BYU|Religious Education

BYU Students Turn Smart Devices into Testimony-Building Time Machines

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

Ensign College

New Fox Society Leaders Find Something ‘Magical’ About LDS Business College

At the small school that’s doing great things and stirring big dreams, Bromleys lead charge for additional planned gift donors.

BYU-Idaho

Students Speak for Themselves: Erin Cohen

When reality hit like a ton of bricks, she knew it was time to get serious about life.

BYU-Idaho

Student Inspires with Passion for Pantone and Pixels

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.

Ensign College

Returned Missionaries Develop Business Savvy at LDS Business College

How a two-year education prepares two energetic, personable young men for next phase of life.

Humanitarian

Disabled Women Designers Event Honors Graduates and Showcases Talents

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.

Ensign College

Caring for the One

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.

BYU-Idaho

Fine Arts Student Embraces Life to Its Fullest

“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.”

Humanitarian

Mormon Volunteers Building Homes for Typhoon Haiyan Victims

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. 

Humanitarian

Mormon Representatives Discuss Church Humanitarian Efforts at the United Nations

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).

BYU-Idaho

Pathway to open 100th domestic site in Rexburg

Pathway's 100th domestic site will open in Rexburg this April.

BYU

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.

Humanitarian|Clean Water

Mormons Bring Fresh Water to Fiji Village

"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.

Humanitarian|Wheelchairs

March 1 is International Wheelchair Day

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.

Humanitarian|Maternal & Newborn Care

Helping Babies Breathe

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.

BYU

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.”

BYU|BYU Athletics

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.”

Humanitarian

Mormons Mobilise after Devastating Cyclone Hits Tonga

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.

BYU|College of Fine Arts and Communications

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.”