Some select students have found that the sterling scholar program is helping them through college and other parts of life without having to take out a student loan. the sterling scholar is a scholarship that is only available in Utah. 5 people will be selected out of a huge amount of people. the applications are due every November depending on the school.
The scholarship takes percentages from these sections
SCHOLARSHIP- GPA and difficulty of the classes including ACT and SAT scores.
CATEGORY EXPERTISE-Student is given a category and has to explain what the category is and how it works.
LEADERSHIP- Given points for leadership by questioning teachers and other things.
COMMUNITY SERVICE/CITIZENSHIP-Have a high citizenship grade and community service can only make you look better.
INTERVIEW- Students are interviewed by judges and other people.
The categories according to the handbook are.
ENGLISH – For scholarship and achievement in one or more of the following areas: creative
writing, English, journalism, literature and related subjects.
MATHEMATICS – For scholarship and achievement in mathematics and related areas. Scholars may
exhibit outstanding records in mathematics competitions and evidence of potential contributions to
SOCIAL SCIENCE – For scholarship and achievement in one or more of the following areas:
American government, geography, history, economics, social issues, world affairs and/or related subjects.
SCIENCE – For scholarship and achievement in advanced work, inventiveness or outstanding
service in one or more of the following areas: biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, health science, science, and related subjects. Imagination, originality or special contributions will receive major consideration in
WORLD LANGUAGES – For outstanding scholarship and persistence in the study of a world
language. Nominees should have made unusual contributions to the field of world language study or
demonstrated increasing interest in such studies at their school.
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY – For outstanding scholarship and achievement in one or more of
the following areas: Computer programming, interfacing, networking, repair, construction, design and
illustration, media, and multi-media, or other related fields.
SKILLED AND TECHNICAL SCIENCES EDUCATION – For outstanding scholarship and
achievement in one or more of the following areas: Agriculture sciences, automotive services, automotive
collision repair, cabinetmaking/millwork, carpentry, cosmetology/barbering, drafting/CADD, graphics/printing
technology, law enforcement, machinist technician/CNC, welding, film making, and other related fields.
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES – For outstanding scholarship and achievement in one
or more of the following areas: child development and care, interior design, family living, food, and nutrition,
culinary arts, clothing, fashion, and other life skills.
BUSINESS AND MARKETING – Demonstrate a high level of scholarship and achievement in one
or more of the following areas: Business management, non-profit management, accounting, entrepreneurship,
sales, marketing and other fields related to business occupations.
SPEECH/THEATRE ARTS/FORENSICS – For scholarship and achievement in one or more area
of speech, theater arts and Forensics: debate, public speaking, oral interpretation, and/or (non-musical) theater.
VOCAL PERFORMANCE – Nominees demonstrate outstanding scholarship and achievement in one
or more of the areas of classical or musical theatre or vocal performance.
VISUAL ARTS – For scholarship and achievement in creative expression in one or more of the
following areas: drawing, artistic photography, commercial art, mixed media, graphic art, painting, sculpture
and related fields.
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC – Nominee demonstrates outstanding scholarship and achievement in
one or more of the areas of music.
DANCE – For demonstrating exceptional skill, achievement and creative expression in artistic
dance (ballroom dance included).