A Sterling Scholar is a high school senior who is publicly recognized and awarded for the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, leadership and citizenship in the State of Utah. A potential Sterling Scholar presents an all-encompassing portfolio on their work in a specific category and is interviewed by judges in the category’s field. Sterling Scholars are awarded at the high school and then regional levels in the Southeast Utah division. At the award’s ceremony, winners and runner-ups in 14 categories are announced.
The Deseret News and Larry and Gail Miller developed the program especially to focus attention on outstanding seniors in order to recognize them publicly as well as award cash scholarships and tuition waivers from participating institutions. The Sterling Scholar Awards Program seeks to commend and encourage excellence among all nominees.
The base qualifying criteria include a 3.0 GPA and an 18 on the ACT. Winners in their category receive $2,400, Runner-ups receive $1,000, and all participants receive $100. All Utah schools offer significant scholarships to winners (and most do to runner-ups as well).
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