Selection & Awarding Period: July 1st - July 31st*
to select candidates. We provide continuous award updates via our website during this process. See selection process below:
- Stars will
begin to sort ELIGIBLE applicants by school and score applicants. Scores are
based on quantitative information included in your application such as GPA and
earned hours, along with financial need based on your Student Aid Report.
During this process, Stars starts processing
scores for applicants by school, starting with the matching schools. Scores are
processed in our database. This process is designed to be fair and objective to
every eligible applicant.
*Candidates are recommended to Matching School
establish a preliminary list of candidates by school based on highest to lowest
scores, until funds are depleted. Stars then consults with our matching schools
to confirm academic progress and financial need, prior to offering the award to
the candidate. The process is designed to be fair to all that apply and are
deemed eligible and for us to help as many students as possible.
who attend a school other than our matching schools, considered under the
"General Program", Stars awards applicants with the highest scores
until funds are depleted. Stars does not consult with any schools for
candidates under this program.
*Award Letters are provided
letters are uploaded to the candidates Stars account. Applicants will be able
to log in to their account to view selection notice. Applicants selected will
see a notice and a PDF of their award letter. All candidates will also be sent
an email notification prompting them to check their Stars account. We suggest
that once an applicant sets up their Stars account, they check their Stars
account often to check for updates.
You will first receive a
"Congratulations" email from us. When you log in you will be able to
see the details of your award offer and a link to the award letter.
- At this
point, it becomes very important that applicants understand the terms they
agreed to under the Certification and Release Form. Points 10 - 16 pertain to
the awarding of scholarships.
- We will NOT
notify applicants if they were not awarded. If you were selected as a
recipient, you will know.
- We will NOT
tell applicants why they were not awarded. (Selections are done based on a
scoring system, if you did not get the award your score was not higher than the
applicants who did get awarded. A way to improve your chances in receiving the
scholarship is by increasing your GPA. If you have a 4.0 GPA, then your score
may have been affected by your financial need, determined using your EFC
*Recipients Accept Award Offers
must accept the award letter and return the Acceptance Form to Stars by a
specific deadline. This deadline varies for candidates based on the school. All
recipients must return the form by the deadline or the scholarship offer will
There will be NO extensions of deadlines for any reason. It is
the responsibility of the applicant to retrieve their award letter. When a
candidate fails to return the acceptance form by the deadline, Stars offers
those funds to a new candidate, therefore there is no way to accept late forms.
It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure Stars receives their form
by checking their Stars account to see that it was processed.
receive your award letter, you will need to sign the Acceptance Form and return
it to us with your signature. (We require a hand written, ink signature).
Once signed, you can scan the form or take a clear/quality photo of the form.
From there you can email the form to us at email@example.com, upload the form to your Stars Account or fax it to us at 956-928-0327. DO NOT MAIL FORMS.
deadline has passed, Stars will finalize all matching schools recipient lists
and confirm award with schools.
If you are transferring schools or need to make a change on information provided on award offer, you will need to submit a Recipient Update Request Form. This form will also be available via your Stars account once award offers have been provided.
If you require an exception to full-time enrollment, please review requirements for this process here.