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.

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