TMA Emergency Scholarships are student scholarships awarded to qualifying students in the Theatre and Media Arts Department. They are intended for students who, due to unforseen circumstances, need special assistance to pay for tuition to stay at BYU. Scholarships are awarded on a semester/term-by-semester/term basis.
Recipients must generally be registered for a minimum of twelve credits per semester, or six credits per term. They must be matriculated degree-seeking students either declared as a pre-major, major, or minor in Theatre and Media Arts during the year for which they are applying (Media Arts pre-majors are not eligible for this scholarship).
Any awarded amount applies first toward university financial holds, and then will automatically be deposited to a student’s checking account if all obligations have been met. Awards are nontransferable.
Before you apply for a TMA Emergency Scholarship, you must certify you have already exhausted all your financial options, including family, extra/different employment, and other loans/scholarships. If you haven’t yet, call a financial aid counselor at BYU Enrollment Services (801-422-4104) to set up an appointment with them. They will help you fill out a FAFSA if you haven’t yet, and advise you about your financial aid eligibility for a variety of opportunities, including:
· Pell Grants (if you’re under 24)
· BYU's need-based scholarship
· Long term federal loan