Sterling Scholars

“The purpose of the Sterling Scholar Awards is to publicly recognize and encourage the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, leadership and citizenship of high school students graduating in the 2016-2017 school year in the State of Utah. The Deseret News and KSL Broadcast Group developed the program especially to focus attention on outstanding students in order to recognize them publicly as well as award scholarships and tuition waivers from participating institutions. The Sterling Scholar Awards Program seeks to commend and encourage excellence among all nominees. All nominees are judged equally on the basis of scholastic achievement without regard to religion, sex, political preference or national origin.”

— taken from the Sterling Scholar handbook at

Regional Handbook —> CLICK HERE

The selection of a Sterling Scholar is left completely up to teachers in your high school, although anyone can be nominated for a scholarship in one of the following categories:

  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • English
  • Vocal Performance
  • Visual Arts
  • World Languages
  • Dance
  • Instrumental Music
  • Speech/Theater/Forensics
  • Business and Marketing
  • Skilled and Technical Sciences
  • Computer Technology
  • Mathematics

Winners are chosen through a series of judged events, and can receive anywhere from a $1,000 scholarship to a full-tuition scholarship, for up to 4 years.

To learn more, visit the Sterling Scholar website and determine your eligibility.