Stars Scholarship Application

Out of the desire to address the great need for an educated citizenry in South Texas, the Stars Scholarship Fund was founded. Since its inception in 2002, more than 20 years ago, they have maintained the belief that an educated citizen is essential to the growth and future success of South Texas.

For the purpose of a wider vision, in 2012, the organization decided to expand into west Texas and to serve a greater population of students, this has made them disburse over $38.12 million since its start in 2002.

The scholarship is awarded to academically talented and highly motivated students who intend to pursue full-time undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degrees. The scholarship welcomes any level of higher education, regardless of your field of study, gender, ethnicity, religion, or background.

Each year, you can always apply for this scholarship if you are either in South or West Texas. If you have a great academic achievement, and you need financial help, then you’re likely to be awarded the scholarship.

Moreover, if you have a passion for public service you can apply for the Voyager Scholarship or if you just graduated from high school and need extra support, the Zakat Scholarship might be a perfect fit for you. Did you even know there is a Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship created by UNIGO to see your creative storytelling skills on how you could avoid a zombie apocalypse?

Anyway, in this blog post, we’ll be diving deep into what this scholarship covers, the amount, requirements, steps to access login, and finally, how to apply. Let’s get started.

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What Stars Scholarship Covers

The Stars Scholarship Fund is awarded to three categories: Community College Students, Undergraduate Full-time Students, and Graduate Full-time students. It is focused on individuals with strong academic records and a clear drive to succeed in their studies.

Even though it might not cover all the costs of studies of recipients, it will help to reduce the financial burden.

Unfortunately, it is not for students outside South and West Texas. But back-to-school scholarships, and even freshmen scholarships give you a wider option.

Stars Scholarship Amount

The amount awarded depends on the program, there are two programs, which are:

  • Matching Program: This program specifically supports students attending certain partner institutions. Award amounts range from $250 to $5,000 per semester.
  • General Program: This program is available to students attending any accredited college/university in the US. The average award amount is $1,000 per semester. It all depends on the amount that was raised. Unlike the Matching Program, this program does not consult the school when selecting recipients

Stars Scholarship Requirements

Before you apply for this scholarship, it’s important to ensure you meet all of these criteria:

  • You must either be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport.
  • Be a permanent resident (5 or more consecutive years) of and have a permanent South or West Texas address in one of our 30 counties.
  • You must have earned/completed at least 12 undergraduate credit hours at a U.S. accredited college or university before applying for the scholarship (Dual and Advanced Placement credits accepted.).
  • Have a minimum college cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have completed a high school diploma or its equivalent before the Fall of the new academic year.
  • Are enrolled in a U.S. accredited 2-year. community college (enrolled part-time or full-time) in a degree-seeking program, or a 4-year. university undergraduate program (enrolled full-time) seeking a Bachelor’s Degree, or a university graduate program (enrolled full-time) seeking a Master’s, Law or Doctorate

Now we’ve mentioned the criteria before you can enroll in this scholarship, let’s now show you how you can access the login. 

Stars Scholarship Login – How To Access Login

Normally, when you go to Scholarship Programs – Scholarship Application – Start Application, you will enter a page that will require you to LogiYouyou have not created an account with them yet, (but if you have, you can just insert your username and password).

What you need to do is click the register button and it will redirect you to the registration page.

It’s of no use to register when you didn’t meet all the scholarship criteria we listed ab is uselessove. The only information you need for registration is your email address and a strong password. 

Once you have registered you will get a confirmation email with a verification link to follow before logging in normally. If the message is not in your Inbox, please check your “Spam” and add Stars Scholarship to your approved senders.

How To Apply Stars Scholarship

You can either apply online, which is easier and will help them to be more efficient in noting documents as they are sent in and make it easier for you to track your documents. Online application is the recommended method. The second method is to download the application and fill out the hard copy application as of January 1st.

Their application only has five sections which include:

  • Applicant Information
  • Applicant History
  • Institution Information
  • Academic Information
  • Certification and Release Form

It’s worth noting that you shouldn’t send any documents that are not required; make sure to send all required documents by the deadline, and they will not allow late documents to be submitted.

Key Takeaway

The Stars Scholarship Fund wasn’t created to throw money at students but to invest in the future of South and East Texas students. Even though the amount might not cover all fees and is even lower if you’re in the “General Program” category; remember, just like John F Kennedy said, “A scholarship, like a pebble dropped into a pond, can create ripples of opportunity that impact not just the recipient, but their family, community, and even the world.”

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