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Sterling Scholar Award winners are given a standing ovation during the awards ceremony at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 09, 2017.

Sterling Scholar Award winners are given a standing ovation during the awards ceremony at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 09, 2017.

Most colleges and universities in Utah and Brigham young University – Idaho in Rexburg, ID, offer financial assistance to top nominees in the Deseret News/KSL Broadcast Group Sterling Scholar Awards Program. Some are offered to winners only while other institutions may offer scholarships also to runners-up, and even others offer to finalists or even nominees in the program. Several are renewable based on the nominee’s grade point average. The following are participating educational institutions and their financial assistance for 2018 Sterling Scholars. (Note: Awards are listed as described by the institutions. Exact amounts are not included due to some changes in fee structures. Application must be made immediately; good for the 2017-2018 school year.)

Bridgerland Technical College, Logan – $1,000 tuition waiver for enrollment in a Bridgerland certificate program beginning within one year of high school graduation to Regional Sterling Scholar Category Winners who graduate from one of the College’s local area high schools (Bear River, Box Elder, Logan, Mountain Crest, Ridgeline, Sky View, Green Canyon, and Rich). Recipient must visit Bridgerland’s Financial Aid Office -with documentation of his/her status as a regional category winner- to activate the award and have the terms of the award explained. Visit Bridgerland Technical College online at www.btech.edu or call (435) 750-3204 or (435) 750-3268 for more information.
Brigham Young University, Provo – One-year (two semesters) full LDS tuition scholarships to all regional category winners contingent upon admission to BYU by appropriate deadline. Should you qualify for another scholarship from the Financial Aid Office at BYU, you will receive whichever scholarship is of greater value. lesa_withers@byu.edu .
Utah State University – In addition to any other scholarship received from USU, regional category winners will receive a $2,000 stipend for two years ($500 per semester for 4 semesters), regional category runners-up will receive $1,000 stipend for one year ($500 per semester for 2 semesters); and finalists in the Wasatch Front Region receive a $500 stipend for one year ($250 per semester for 2 semesters). Sterling Scholar stipends can be used at the USU Logan Main Campus, at Regional Campuses and Centers, or at USU-Eastern in Price or Blanding. General USU scholarship requirements can be found at www.usu.edu/scholarships. Nominees must (1) apply for admissions by January 10, 2018 and (2) email a copy of the Sterling Scholar Award/Certificate to admit@usu.edu.
Dixie State University – Dixie State University offers a one-year, $1,000 scholarship to Utah High School Sterling Scholar winners in all regions. Sterling Scholar scholarships must be used directly out of high school; and cannot exceed the cost of full tuition when combined with any other scholarship awarded by DSU. To claim this scholarship, the nominee must be admitted to Dixie State University and submit a copy of their Sterling Scholar Certificate (or a letter from a high school counselor verifying that the student is the winner in their category) to the scholarship coordinator by July 1st. Contact the scholarship office at: scholarships@dixie.edu, jhale@dixie.edu, visit www.dixie.edu or call (435) 652-7578.
LDS Business College, Salt Lake City – One-year full LDS tuition to regional category winners (valued at $3,340) and one-half LDS tuition to regional category runners-up (valued at $1,670). Also, a full LDS tuition to regional category runners-up in Business & Marketing Category. Scholarship is contingent upon nominee meeting admissions requirements. Application deadline is July 1, 2018. Contact Tanner Esplin at tesplin@ldsbc.edu or call (801) 524-8110.

Neumont University, Salt Lake City – Presidential Scholarship – Up to 100% of the Cost of Tuition – To encourage the enrollment of highly qualified nominees, Neumont University grants scholarships of up to 100% of tuition costs for nominees who demonstrate superior academic competency and skills. Nominees awarded a Presidential Scholarship are not eligible for other institutional scholarships awarded by the University. Regional runners-up and high school winners receive 50% tuition paid with a 3.50 GPA or higher. Application due date is March 26, 2018, and enrolled no later than July 30, 2018. Contact Karick Heaton karick.heaton@neumont.edu or call (801) 302-2879.
Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City – Salt Lake Community College offers a one-year tuition waiver valued up to $3,238.50 to regional category winners and runners-up. The exact tuition waiver amount is based on the number of enrolled credit hours. Recipients must enroll in a minimum of nine credit hours, with a maximum of 18 credit hours. Nominees are required to pay individual fees. These tuition waivers are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. They are non-renewable and limited. This tuition waiver can be combined with other awards, but not in all cases. Application due date is March 1, 2018 (apply early-only 4 available). Recipients must provide a copy of their certificate, or the newspaper clipping of award to the Scholarship team at the Financial Aid Office on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus, or it may be emailed to scholarships@slcc.edu.

Snow College, Ephraim – A full tuition resident scholarship for 2 years or 4 semesters ($1,598/semester) is offered to all regional category winners in any Sterling Scholar category. A $1,000/semester scholarship for 2 years or 4 semesters is offered to all regional category runners-up in any Sterling Scholar category. This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with an academic scholarship. To be eligible for any scholarship, nominees must submit the application for admissions and scholarships, postmarked on or before the “new” nominee scholarship deadline. Nominees seeking this scholarship must provide documentation to the scholarship office showing receipt of the Regional Sterling Scholar award by May 1 of the year awarded. Additional information on all available scholarships is available at www.snow.edu. Contact Dana Bagnall dana.bagnall@snow.edu or call (435) 283-7150 or (800) 848-3399.

Southern Utah University, Cedar City –$3,000 annual scholarship ($1,500/semester) for a maximum of eight (8) semesters to regional Sterling Scholar category winners and runners-up. Application due date is March 1, 2018. Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher to maintain scholarship. The award cannot stack or combine with any other academic institutional scholarships. Contact Colin Ward colinward@suu.edu or call (435) 586-7735.

University of Utah, Salt Lake City – Renewable $5,000 annual scholarship to all regional category winners for a total value of approximately $20,000 for a maximum of eight (8) semesters or until the nominee receives a baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first. Recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.6 and complete 24 hours of course work every two semesters of academic year, namely fall and spring. For additional information about scholarships at the University of Utah, please go to www.financialaid.edu. Contact Brenda Burke bburke@sa.utah.edu, Jonathan Leon jleon@sa.utah.edu or scholarship@sa.utah.edu or call (801) 581-6211.

Utah Valley University, Orem – Any Regional winner or Region runner-up is eligible to receive an Exemplary four-year tuition Scholarship ($4,678/yr) upon completion of the on-line scholarship application and meeting the listed requirements including a 3.0 cumulative GPA, is a U.S citizen and Utah resident, along with providing verification of their Sterling Scholar award. To maintain this 4-year scholarship a 3.5 cumulative GPA must be maintained. All high school category winners are eligible for a one-year full tuition scholarship upon completion of the on-line scholarship application by the February 1 deadline (waived for Sterling Scholar Awards Program – but you must contact with intent) and the listed requirements including a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Instructions to apply are located at www.uvu.edu/financialaid/scholarships. Contact Carla Morgan morganca@uvu.edu or call (801) 863-8443.
Weber State University, Ogden – Regional winners will be awarded a one year tuition scholarship of $2,000. High school category winners will be awarded a one year tuition scholarship of $1,000. Nominees must be admitted to the university. To apply to the university, please see : http://weber.edu/admissions . Recipient must be a U.S. Citizen and Utah resident attending full-time (12-18 credit hours) each semester and maintain a 2.5 GPA. The Scholarship Office must be notified by July in order to post the Sterling Scholar Award. The Sterling Scholar Scholarship cannot be combined with academic scholarships. Contact Rachael Combe rachaelcombe@weber.edu or scholarship@weber.edu or call (801) 626-7569.

Westminster College, Salt Lake City – Renewable $3,000 scholarship awards up to 4 years ($12,000 total) to all regional category winners. Renewable $1,500 scholarship awards up to 4 years ($6,000 total) to all regional category runners-up. These awards will be granted in addition to any the merit scholarships offered by Westminster (not to exceed full-tuition). Nominees must maintain good academic standing and satisfactory progress to renew the scholarship for up to eight semesters of study or receipt of bachelor’s degree (whichever comes first). Full-time enrollment in the fall semester directly following high school graduation is required. Contact Jennifer Dahl jdahl@westminstercollege.edu or call (801) 832-2294.