The National Endowment for the Humanities has selected three Utahns as Younger Scholars for 1989.

They are Stephanie Chidester, Richfield, a freshman at Dixie College; Jonathan Bair, West Jordan, West Jordan High senior; and Travis T. Pearce, West Valley City, Cyprus High senior.The trio was selected from 724 high school and college applicants who submitted proposals for independent summer research projects in history, literature, philosophy, foreign languages and other humanities disciplines.

The organization chose 91 college students and 66 high school students.