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 2021 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 2020- 2021 school year.)

Brigham Young University, Provo

One-year (two semesters) full LDS tuition scholarships to all regional (final round) category winner’s 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. For additional information about scholarships, visit our website at https://enrollment.byu.edu/financialaid/apply-for-scholarships. For questions regarding Sterling Scholarships at BYU, email us at scholarships@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 all of the 32 USU campuses (including USU Logan Main Campus, Statewide Campuses, USU-Eastern, and USU Blanding). General USU scholarship requirements can be found at www.usu.edu/scholarships. Nominees must (1) apply for admissions by January 10, 2021 and (2) email a copy of the Sterling Scholar Award/Certificate to scholarships@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.

Neumont College of Computer Science, 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. Contact Rob Dillman, Rdillman@neumont.edu or call (801) 302-2879.

Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City

Salt Lake Community College offers a one-year (Fall semester/Spring semester) tuition waiver 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 each semester they receive this award, with a maximum of 18 credit hours. Nominees are required to pay individual student and course fees. These tuition waivers are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. They are non-renewable and limited. This tuition waiver may be combined with other awards that are not covering tuition, but not in all cases. Application due date is January 8, 2021 (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 May 1. 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 Anthony P. Jones, Ph.D. Anthony.P.Jones@utah.edu or Jenny Allen Ryan Jenny.Ryan@Utah.edu or call (801) 581-6211.

Utah Valley University, Orem

Region Winners – $4,000 per year ($2,000 per semester) for four-years. Retention criteria: 15 credits per semester with a  cumulative GPA of 3.5. Region Runners-Up – $3,500 per year ($1,750 per semester) for two-years. Retention criteria: 12 credits per semester with a cumulative GPA of 3.2. High School Winners – $2,000 per year ($1,000 per semester) for one year. Not renewable. Must take 12 credit hours per semester. During their senior year students must apply for this award by being admitted to UVU and completing the online scholarship application by the deadline date of May 1st. Students will be required to provide documentation of their Sterling Scholar Award. For all eligibility requirements please visit our website https://www.uvu.edu/financialaid/scholarships/.

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 Crystal Giordano 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.