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. It is STRONGLY advised that students contact individual schools for complete details on scholarships.
Financial Assistance by Participating Institutions
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 2016 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 2016-2017 school year.)
$1,000 tuition waiver for enrollment in a BATC certificate program beginning within one year of high school graduation to Regional Sterling Scholar Category Winners who graduate from one of BATC’s local area high schools (Bear River, Box Elder, Logan, Mountain Crest, Sky View, and Rich). Recipient must visit the BATC 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 BATC online at www.batc.edu or call (435) 750-3204 or (435) 750-3268 for more information.
Full tuition scholarships offered to all regional category winners in all regions for one year (two semesters) and half-tuition scholarships for one year (two semesters) to regional category runners-up in all regions, contingent upon admission to BYU-Idaho by the appropriate deadline. Regional category winners and regional category runners-up may not receive more than full tuition from BYU-Idaho for any one semester.
One-year full LDS tuition to regional category winners (valued at $3,240) and one-half LDS tuition to regional category runners-up (valued at $1,620). Also, a full LDS tuition to regional category runners-up in Business & Marketing Category. Scholarship is contingent upon nominee meeting admissions requirements.
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.
A full tuition resident scholarship for 2 years or 4 semesters 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.
$3,000 annual scholarship ($1,500/semester) for a maximum of eight (8) semesters to regional Sterling Scholar category winners and runners-up.
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.
Any Regional winner or Region runner-up is eligible to receive an Exemplary four-year tuition Scholarship 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.
Regional winners will be awarded a one year tuition scholarship of $2,850. High School category winners will be awarded a one year tuition scholarship of $1,800. Nominees must be admitted to the university and submit an online scholarship application. 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. Nominees may start applying for 2017-2018 scholarships on September 1, 2016.
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.