Sterling Scholar Awards

SCHOLARSHIP ALERT:  STERLING SCHOLAR AWARD–Application Due Approximately September 12th

Although I do not work directly with the Sterling Scholar Awards program at THS, I wanted to pass along some links and information.  Here is a brief description of what the program entails:

The purpose of the Sterling Scholar Awards is to publicly recognize and encourage the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, leadership and citizenship of high school seniors in the state of Utah.

The Deseret News and KSL Television 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 students. All nominees are judged equally on the basis of scholastic achievement without regard to religion, sex, political preference or national origin.

The sponsors salute the extraordinary development of the talents and ideals of each year’s outstanding scholars. We gratefully acknowledge the cooperation and assistance of the State Office of Education, Utah colleges and universities, school districts, high school administrations and faculties, Utah businesses and many others.

You can find more information about the Utah Sterling Scholar program here, and information on the  THS Sterling Scholar program here.

Back in the day, I was the English Sterling Scholar at my high school, and my daughter was the English Sterling Scholar at her high school.  Although neither of us were selected as finalists, I’m a big fan of the program for several reasons:

  1. Scholarship opportunities through the Sterling Scholar program.
  2. Selection as a Sterling Scholar looks great on other scholarship applications as well!
  3. Meeting and working with outstanding students, teachers, and community members throughout the state.
  4. An opportunity to hone your interview skills.
  5. An opportunity to compile an extensive portfolio that highlights your accomplishments and awesomeness!
  6. Bragging rights.
  7. Your photo displayed in the THS main hall.
  8. A sense of accomplishment for all of your hard work!

If you are interested, make sure you get your application submitted ASAP…it is due soon!




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