Educational institutions offer financial incentive

Published: Sunday, Feb. 10 2013 5:50 p.m. MST

Sterling Scholar judges quiz a finalist in this 2011 file photo.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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Semifinal judging of more than 800 Sterling Scholar nominees begins Tuesday

Sterling Scholars 2013: North region nominees

Sterling Scholars 2013: Central region nominees

Sterling Scholars 2013: South region nominees

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 are offered to winners only, while other institutions may offer scholarships also to runners-up, and even others offer to finalists or even nominees in the program. Several are renewable based on the student's grade point average.

The following are participating educational institutions and their financial assistance for 2013 Sterling Scholars. (Note: Awards are listed as described by the institutions. Exact amounts are not included, due to some changes in fee structures, and some must be made immediately; good for the 2013-2014 school year.)

Bridgerland Applied Technology College, Logan — Full tuition waiver for enrollment in a BATC certificate program beginning within one year of high school graduation to Sterling Scholar winners from the following Northeast Area High Schools: Bear River, Box Elder, Logan Mountain Crest, Sky View and Rich. Recipients must maintain BATC standards of progress and attendance. Visit BATC online at www.batc.edu or call 435-750-3204 or 435-750-3114 for more information.

Brigham Young University, Provo — One-year (two semesters) full LDS tuition scholarships to all category winners in all regions, contingent upon admission to BYU by appropriate deadline. Should you qualify for an academic scholarship at BYU, you will receive whichever scholarship is of greater value. Lea.withers@byu.edu.

Brigham Young University, Rexburg, Idaho — Full-tuition scholarships offered to regional category winners in all regions for one year (two semesters) and half-tuition scholarships for one year (two semesters) to regional category runners-up in all regions, contingent upon admission to BYU-Idaho by the appropriate deadline. Regional category winners and regional category 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 category winners and runners-up, valued at $5,200. Also a scholarship valued up to $4,400 to all high school category Sterling Scholars. 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 3.0 semester GPA.

Dixie State College of Utah, St. George — Dixie State College offers one-year, full-tuition waivers to Sterling Scholar category winners in all regions. 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 regional category winners (valued at $3,060) and one-half LDS tuition to runners-up (valued at $1,530). Also, a full LDS tuition to runners-up in the Business & Marketing category. Scholarship contingent upon student meeting admissions requirements.

Neumont University, South Jordan — 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.

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