The Sterling Scholar program is designed to recognize and encourage the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, leadership, and citizenship of high school seniors in Utah.
Deseret News and KSL have partnered to create and run this program. Many of the colleges and universities across the state offer scholarships to Sterling Scholar participants and Region Winners and Runners-up receive scholarship money that can be used at any University.
Overview of the Program
School Applications are available in the Library and are due on October 18 at 2:45.
Individuals in each category are interviewed by their respective departments and School Winners are chosen.
School Sterling Scholars create portfolios that are submitted to the program. Category judges select Semi-Finalists for interviews.
Finalists are chosen from the submitted portfolios Semi-Finalist interviews and go through a second round of interviews.
Region Winners and 2 Runners-up are announced at the Awards Ceremony.
Examples of Scholarship Potential
1. School Winners are eligible for scholarships from:
Utah State University Eastern
Dixie State University
Utah Valley University
Weber State University
2. Finalists, in addition to above, are eligible for scholarships from:
Utah State University
3. Runners-up, in addition to above, are eligible for scholarships from:
Brigham Young University Idaho
LDS Business College
Southern Utah University
Salt Lake Community College
And a cash scholarship to the school of their choice (last year it was $1000)
4. Category Winners, in addition to above, are eligible for scholarships from:
Brigham Young University
University of Utah
And a cash scholarship to the school of their choice (last year it was $2500)
Check out the Sterling Scholar Webpage for more info! Or talk to Mrs. Ramsten in room 3104 or Mr. Jones in the Library.