Sterling Scholar

What is Sterling Scholar?

A Sterling Scholar is a high school senior who is publicly recognized and awarded for the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, leadership and citizenship in the State of Utah.  

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

For more information, visit the KSL Sterling Scholar website:

WXHS Sterling Scholars Dates:

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 – There will be an informational meeting about Sterling Scholars at 2:30 in the library for students who are interested.  

Thursday, November 2, 2023 – Sterling Scholar applications are due.  

Friday, November 17, 2023 – Sterling scholar selections will be announced.

Tuesday, November 21, 2023-Mandatory meeting for all Sterling Scholar selections at 2:30 in the library.


More information and application can be found here.

Questions? Contact Mr. Hansen