Sterling Scholar

In 1960, the Deseret News created the Sterling Scholar Awards as a way to recognize high school seniors who achieve educational excellence in 14 categories of scholarship.

Scholarships are awarded in the areas of Business & Marketing, Computer Technology, Dance, English, Family & Consumer Science, Instrumental Music, Mathematics, Science, Skilled & Technical Sciences, Social Science, Speech/Theater Arts/Forensics, Visual Arts, Vocal Performance and World Languages.

Sterling Scholar Awards to be handed out Tuesday

The 54th annual Deseret News/KSL Sterling Scholar Awards will be handed out Tuesday. Read more »

March 9, 2015

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2015 Sterling Scholar candidates: Wasatch Front Region, Central Area

Sterling scholars in the Central region for 2015 Read more »

Feb. 9, 2015


Utah Valley University fills a niche like no other

Under the guidance of university President Matthew Holland, Utah Valley University continues to grow and offer myriad educational possibilities. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015


Doing away with cursive is bad idea with serious repercussions

Cursive is under attack. Typing is taking the place of this stylized handwriting, and cursive is being taken out of school curriculum, but at what cost? Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014


Film student, Sterling Scholar winner sees a story in everyone around him

Springville High School film student Jacob Buhler was named the 2014 General Sterling Scholar and given the state skilled and technical science award. Read more »

March 12, 2014


As 2014 Sterling Scholar candidates prep, here's an overview of the program

Learn about the Sterling Scholar program and competition process. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2014

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Last year's Sterling Scholars offer advice to this year's nominees

Last year's Sterling Scholar winners offer advice to this year's nominees. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2014

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Sterling Scholar builds on a 53-year history

Designed as a way to honor scholastic achievement, leadership and community service, the Sterling Scholar program continues to encourage educational excellence among... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2014


Where were you when JFK was shot?

Fifty years later, people remember details from the day Kennedy was assassinated that they can't recall for any other day in their lives. Columnist Doug Robinson asked... Read more »

Nov. 18, 2013


Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre enters 21st season

For 21 years now, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre has attracted audiences from all over. It wasn't always that way, though. Thanks to Michael Ballam, an... Read more »

July 6, 2013


Harvard-bound American Fork student takes home top prize at Sterling Scholar Awards

Never mind that American Fork senior Hailey James is planning on attending Harvard in the fall to study biology, or that as a high school student she is her... Read more »

March 14, 2013


Would-be Sterling Scholars showcase skills

Hansen was one of 195 students who gathered at Woods Cross High School on Wednesday as candidates for the 52nd annual Sterling Scholar Awards. Read more »

Feb. 27, 2013


Sterling Scholars 2013: Central region nominees

On Tuesday, the Sterling Scholar process will begin for more than 800 high school students as judges consider which of this year's Sterling Scholar nominees will... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2013


Educational institutions offer financial incentive

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... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2013