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Sterling Scholar Awards: Financial assistance

Published: Monday, Dec. 20 2010 3:00 p.m. MST

Most colleges and universities in Utah and Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg, ID, offer financial assistance to top students in the Deseret News KSL 5 Television Sterling Scholar Awards program. Some are offered to winners only while other institutions may offer scholarships also to runners up. Some financial assistance also is offered to finalists or even nominees in the program. Several are renewable based on the student's grade point average. Therefore, you can see the awards vary. The following are participating educational institutions and their financial assistance for 2011 Sterling Scholars.

Bridgerland Applied Technology College, Logan — Full tuition waiver for enrollment in a full-time preparatory program beginning within one year of high school graduation to all winners. Runners-up will receive half tuition waivers. Visit BATC on-line at www.batc.edu

Brigham Young University, Provo — One-year (two-semesters) full LDS tuition scholarships to all regional winners contingent upon admission to BYU by the appropriate deadline and maintaining good academic standing. Should you qualify for an academic scholarship at BYU, you will receive whichever scholarship is of greater value. lesa_withers@byu.edu

Brigham Young University-Idaho, Rexburg, ID — Full tuition scholarships offered to regional winners for one year (two semesters) and half-tuition scholarships for one year (two semesters) to regional runners-up, contingent upon admission to BYU-Idaho by the appropriate deadline. Regional winners and regional runners-up may not receive more than full tuition from BYU-Idaho for any one semester.

Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah, Price — A two year scholarship, including student fees, to all regional winners and runners-up, valued at $4,800. Also, a scholarship valued up to $4,400 to all Sterling Scholars in each category named from their high school. If you qualify for an academic scholarship, you will receive the scholarship of greater value. Scholarships contingent upon recipients maintaining 12 credit hours per semester and a 3.000 semester GPA.

Dixie State College of Utah, St. George — Dixie State College offers one-year, full tuition waivers to Utah High School Sterling Scholar Winners ($2,940 value). Sterling Scholar scholarships, when used in conjunction with any other scholarships awarded from Dixie State College, cannot exceed the cost of full tuition. To claim this scholarship, the student must be admitted to Dixie State College and submit a copy of their Sterling Scholar Certificate to the scholarship coordinator. Contact Sue Perschon at sperschon@dixie.edu

LDS Business College, Salt Lake City — One-year full LDS tuition to winners (valued at $2,900) and one-half LDS tuition to runners-up (valued at $1,450). Also, a full LDS tuition to runners-up in Business & Marketing Education. Scholarship contingent upon student meeting admissions requirements.

Neumont University, South JordanNew Mountain Scholarship — Up to 25% of the Cost of Tuition — To encourage the enrollment of highly qualified students, Neumont University grants scholarships of up to 25% of tuition costs for students who demonstrate superior academic competency and skills. Students awarded tuition scholarships are not eligible for other institutional scholarships awarded by the University.

Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City — (4) Full-year tuition waivers to offer (12 to 18 credit hours maximum) for two semesters in an eligible program offered to winners, runners up and finalists, valued at $2,376. Recipients must enroll in a minimum of nine credit hours (scholarship amount based on tuition for enrolled credit hours). Students are required to pay individual fees. Scholarship may be added to other awards but not in all cases. Sterling Scholar scholarships are given on a first-come, first serve basis. Scholarships are non-renewable and limited. Recipients must provide a copy of certificate or newspaper clipping of award.

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