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 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