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.

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