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Financial assistance available to Sterling Scholars

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 14 2012 2:02 p.m. MST

Spencer Browning of Ogden High School and classmates look at photos of past Sterling Scholar competitors at Northridge High School in 2011.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

Most colleges and universities in Utah and Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho, offer financial assistance to top students in the Deseret News KSL Broadcast Group Sterling Scholar Awards program. Some scholarships are offered to winners only while other institutions may offer them to runners-up as well. Some financial assistance may also be offered to finalists or even nominees in the program. Several are renewable based on the student's grade point average; therefore, the awards vary. The following are participating educational institutions and their financial assistance for 2012 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 online at www.batc.edu.

Brigham Young University, Provo — One year (two semesters) full LDS tuition scholarships to all category winners contingent upon admission to BYU by the appropriate deadline. 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, Idaho — 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 are contingent upon recipients maintaining 12 credit hours per semester and a 3.0 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. 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 tuition to winners (valued at $2,900) and one half tuition to runners-up (valued at $1,450 ). Also, full tuition is available to the runners-up in the Business & Marketing category. Scholarship award is contingent upon student meeting admissions requirements.

Neumont University, South Jordan — New Mountain Scholarship offers up to 25 percent of the cost of tuition to encourage the enrollment of highly qualified students, Neumont University grants scholarships of up to 25 percent 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 — A full-year tuition waiver is offered to the first four applicants (winners, runners-up and finalists) in an eligible program. Sterling Scholar scholarships are given on a first-come, first-serve basis and are nonrenewable and limited. 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. Recipients must provide a copy of certificate or newspaper clipping of award.

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