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Colleges list awards for Utah's Sterling Scholars

Most colleges and universities in Utah and Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho, offer financial assistance to top students in the Deseret News-KSL 5 Television Sterling Scholar Awards program. Some are offered to winners only, while other institutions may offer scholarships also to runners-up. Some financial assistance also is offered to finalists or even nominees in the program. Several are renewable based on the student's grade point average. Therefore, the awards vary. The following are participating educational institutions and their financial assistance for 2010 Sterling Scholars.

Bridgerland Applied Technology College, Logan — Full tuition waiver for enrollment in a full-time preparatory program beginning within one year of high school graduation to all winners. Runners-up will receive half-tuition waivers. Visit BATC online at www.batc.edu

Brigham Young University, Provo — One year (two semesters) full LDS tuition scholarships to all winners and one year (two semesters) half LDS tuition scholarship to all runners-up contingent upon admission to BYU by the appropriate deadline and maintaining good academic standing. Should student qualify for an academic scholarship at BYU, he or she will receive whichever scholarship is of greater value. Lesa_withers@byu.edu

Brigham Young University-Idaho, Rexburg, Idaho — Full tuition scholarships offered to all winners for one year (two semesters) and half-tuition scholarships for one year (two semesters) to runners-up, contingent upon admission to BYU-Idaho by the appropriate deadline. Winners and runners-up may not receive more than full tuition from BYU-Idaho for any one semester.

College of Eastern Utah, Price — A two-year full tuition waiver and student fees scholarship to all state and regional winners and runners-up, valued at $4,483. Also, a two-year full tuition waiver valued at $3,800 to all Sterling Scholars in each category named from their high school. Tuition waivers contingent upon recipients maintaining 15 credit hours per semester and a 3.0 semester GPA.

Dixie State College of Utah, St. George — Dixie State College offers one-year, full tuition waivers to Utah High School Sterling Scholar Winners ($2,640 value). Sterling Scholar scholarships, when used in conjunction with any other scholarships awarded from Dixie State College, cannot exceed the cost of full tuition. To claim this scholarship, the student must be admitted to Dixie State College and submit a copy of his or her Sterling Scholar Certificate to the scholarship coordinator. Contact Sue Perschon at sperschon@dixie.edu

LDS Business College, Salt Lake City — One-year full LDS tuition to winners (valued at $2,800) and one-half LDS tuition to runners-up (valued at $1,400 ). Also, a full LDS tuition to runners-up in Business & Marketing Education. Scholarship contingent upon student meeting admissions requirements.

Neumont University, South Jordan — To encourage the enrollment of highly qualified students, Neumont University grants scholarships of up to 25% of tuition costs for students who demonstrate superior academic competency and skills. Students awarded tuition scholarships are not eligible for other institutional scholarships awarded by the university.

Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City — Full-year tuition waivers to offer (12 to 18 credit hours maximum) for two semesters in an eligible program offered to winners, runners-up and finalists, valued at $2,376. Recipients must enroll in a minimum of nine credit hours (scholarship amount based on tuition for enrolled credit hours). Students are required to pay individual fees. Scholarship may be added to other awards but not in all cases. Sterling Scholar scholarships are given on a first-come, first serve basis. Scholarships are non-renewable and limited. Recipients must provide a copy of certificate or newspaper clipping of award.

Snow College, Ephraim — A two-year resident tuition scholarship is offered to a regional winner or runner-up in any Sterling Scholar category. This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with an academic scholarship. To be eligible for any scholarship, students must submit the application for admissions and scholarships, postmarked on or before the "new" student scholarship deadline. Students 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/scholarship.

Southern Utah University, Cedar City — Regional winners and runners-up will be eligible for a four-year $3,500 per year scholarship with an index of 100 or higher. Students must maintain a cumulative 3.6 GPA to renew the four-year scholarship. It is the responsibility of the student to contact and notify SUU of his or her award.

University of Utah, Salt Lake City — Northeast Utah, Central Utah, Southwest Utah and Southeast Utah, one year (two semesters) tuition waiver valued at approximately $5,800 to any winners. Wasatch Front, four year (eight semesters) tuition waiver valued at approximately $23,200 to any winners and runners-up. Recipients are responsible for individual fees. . For additional information about scholarships, please check our Web site, www.sa.utah.edu/finance.

Utah State University, Logan — In addition to any other scholarship received from USU, regional winners will receive a $2,000 stipend per year for two years; regional runners-up will receive a $1,000 stipend per year for two years. USU scholarship requirements can be found at www.usu.edu/scholarships. Students must apply for admissions by February 1st to qualify. Winners and runners-up should contact Katie Nielsen, Associate Director of Admissions, at katie.nielsen@usu.edu and provide a copy of the award.

Utah Valley University, Orem — Any regional winner, upon notifying the scholarship office of this award, is eligible to receive a four-year full tuition scholarship upon completion of the online scholarship application and meeting the listed requirements including a 3.0 cumulative GPA. All region runner-ups, winners and high school category winners are eligible for a one-year full tuition scholarship upon completion of the online scholarship application and the listed requirements including a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Instructions to apply are located at www.uvu.edu/financialaid/scholarships

Weber State University, Ogden — Regional winners will be awarded one year partial tuition ($2,200). Runners-up will receive partial tuition ($1,000). High school winners may be eligible for partial tuition scholarships ($1,000). The Scholarship Office must be notified by May 5 of any Sterling Scholar Awards. Recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA. Students may start applying for scholarships by October 1 each year.

Westminster College, Salt Lake City — Renewable full-tuition scholarship to all winners, valued at $24,576. Renewable half-tuition scholarships to all runners-up, valued at $12,288. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to renew the scholarship for up to four years. Full-time enrollment is required. Students who have been awarded an incoming scholarship (Presidential, Deans, Founders or Westminster) from Westminster and are also a winner or runner-up in the five Sterling Scholar Regional competitions will receive the single scholarship with the higher amount.

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. Application must be made immediately; good for the 2010-11 school year. **Above subject to change.