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.

Semifinal judging of 716 Sterling Scholars nominees begins Wednesday

Wednesday morning 87 judges from public and higher education, as well as the business community, will gather to consider who among the 716 Sterling Scholar nominees... Read more »

Feb. 14, 2012


Financial assistance available to Sterling Scholars

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. 14, 2012


It's fun to talk about horrible co-workers. But what about good ones?

As many readers may know, my wife was, until last week, the restaurant critic for the Deseret News. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2011


High school rodeo: Chad Netto shattering myths about cowboys

If you took a look at Chad Netto's long list of high school accomplishments, you'd wonder how in the world a young man could possibly find the time to get so much done. Read more »

June 8, 2011

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Northeast Sterling Scholars honored

Coalville — Outstanding high school students from northeastern Utah were recognized during the 31st annual Northeast Utah Sterling Scholar competition held on... Read more »

May 2, 2011


Central Utah Sterling Scholars honored

Camille BladMillard High Read more »

April 25, 2011


School musical awards to be presented Saturday

Young Utah thespians will have their moment in the spotlight on Saturday, April 30, as the first Utah High School Musical Theater Awards take place. Read more »

April 23, 2011


Southwest Sterling Scholars honored

Cedar City — Outstanding high school students from southwest Utah were recognized during the Southwest Utah Sterling Scholar competition held earlier this month.... Read more »

April 18, 2011


Honoring sterling scholars

The criticism is heard often, and it's valid: Why is the culture so obsessed with sports? Why do schools bend rules or give special privileges to those who can throw a... Read more »

March 27, 2011


Sterling Scholar winners announced

Hugging and dancing in circles, Rachel Kennedy, Erin Hunt and Amanda Ricks let loose their enthusiasm and squealed congratulations to each other as they came offstage... Read more »

March 24, 2011


Judges and supporters of Sterling Scholar Program

We would like to thank the following educational institutions, businesses and individuals for providing judges or helping to judge the Deseret News/KSL 5 Television... Read more »

March 23, 2011