Awards in the Deseret News-KSL Sterling Scholar program range from embossed certificates to a full year's scholarship depending on the student's level of achievement.

All nominees in the program - those representing their high school in 12 categories - are awarded embossed certificates. Finalists, those students who are selected Wednesday to continue on to the second judging, also receive custom-designed Sterling Scholar pins.Runners-up in each category are offered varied forms of financial assistance at some institutions while the winners are awarded full-tuition scholarships at the college or university of their choice in the state.

The following are awards offered to top students in the 1989 Sterling Scholar program:

Brigham Young University, Provo - One-year full LDS tuition scholarship to all winners, and one-year half LDS tuition scholarship to all runners-up and finalists, contingent upon the applicants being admitted by the appropriate deadline in good academic standing.

Bryman School, Salt Lake City - Scholarship of full tuition to all winners and runners-up for one academic program.

College of Eastern Utah, Price - A two-year scholarship of full tuition, fees and free on-campus housing in the academic honors residence hall to all winners; full two-year tuition scholarship to runners-up.

Dixie College, St. George - A full tuition scholarship offered to all winners, and a half-tuition scholarship offered to runners-up.

LDS Business College, Salt Lake City - One two-year full tuition award and three one-year full tuition awards to winners in all categories; and three one-year, half-tuition awards to runners-up. In case of multiple applications for these scholarships, the date of application for admission will determine the award winner.

Ricks College, Rexburg, Ida. - Scholarships offered to all winners and runners-up to cover one full tuition.

Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City - Full tuition scholarships (up to 15 credit hours per quarter) for three quarters in an eligible program offered to winners, runners-up and finalists in each category. Recipient must enroll as full-time student and pay individual student fees.

Snow College, Ephraim - Scholarship of full tuition offered to all winners and runners-up to cover one academic year.

Southern Utah State College, Cedar City - A one-year full tuition scholarship offered to each nominee. Winners may apply for a second year scholarship and runners-up may apply for a half-year tuition scholarship. All applicants must have at least a 3.5 GPA.

Stevens-Henager College of Business, Provo - One full tuition scholarship for the winner in business for either the 10-month or associate degree program. One partial tuition scholarship for the runner-up.

University of Utah, Salt Lake City - Scholarship to any or all winners for three quarters up to 18 hours per quarter and minimum of 12 hours, with recipient responsible for individual fees.

Utah State University, Logan - Scholarship of full tuition and fees for three quarters offered to all winners. Scholarship of full tuition (fees paid by recipient) offered to all runners-up. All finalists invited to apply for other scholarships available.

Utah Valley Community College, Orem - Tuition for an amount equivalent to approximately 12 credit hours (excluding fees) to the winners and runners-up in each category for one year.

Weber State College, Ogden - Full tuition scholarship to each winner and half-tuition scholarship to each runner-up.

Westminster College of Salt Lake City - Renewable full tuition scholarship to all winners; renewable one-half tuition scholarship to all runners-up, and renewable one-quarter tuition scholarship to all finalists.

NOTE: Awards are listed as described by the institutions. Exact amounts are not included due to some changes in fee structures, and some restrictions may apply.