Stars Scholarship Fund

The Stars Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to qualified students of south Texas annually. Stars provides scholarships through a general application process, in which recipients are selected on a competitive basis of academic achievement, personal strengths, leadership and financial need. Stars strives to ensure that deserving individuals are not denied the opportunities for learning and discovery that are available in a university setting.


Applicants can attend any accredited college or university in the United States. Stars awards students at every level of education, of all genders, ethnicity, religion, or field of study.

Required materials include: Complete application, 1 page Personal Statement, Official College or University Transcript, copy of Student Aid Report provided by FAFSA.

Criteria include:
-Be a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551.
-Be a permanent resident (5 or more consecutive years) of and have a permanent South Texas address in one of our 22 counties.
-Have earned/completed at least 12 undergraduate credit hours at a U.S. accredited college or university before applying for the scholarship.*
-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 prior to the fall the award is paid.
-Will be enrolled in a U.S. accredited 2 yr. community college (enrolled part-time or full-time) in a degree-seeking program, or a 4yr. 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 degree.

*Concurrent enrollment courses can apply if those hours are reflected on a college or university transcript.

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