2017/2018 Selection & Awarding Updates

Updated 08/22/2017

We have completed reviewing all applications. Please follow your school through our Selection &  Awarding Process below. 


Notice to Applicants:

  • Applicants selected as candidates will receive an email from Stars Scholarship Fund prompting them to check their Stars account.
  • Once you receive this email and you log in, you will see the Award Details of the offer and have a link to a PDF of your Award Letter.
  • You must download the letter, print out the Acceptance Form, sign it (hand written signature) and return it to us. Do Not Mail it back.
  • Candidates have 1 week to accept the scholarship offer. Offers not accepted within the deadline are considered a forfeit of the offer and the offer will be rescinded. We will select an alternate recipient in such cases. 
  • Acceptance Forms must be returned via fax, email or uploaded. Do not mail. Follow the instructions provided on award letter.
  • If you received an Award offer and you need to transfer schools or make any changes, you must send us a Recipient Update Request Form
  • Candidates are not officially recipients until Stars has received signed Acceptance Forms within the assigned deadline.
  • If your school is listed below in Step 4 and you do not see a "Congratulations" notice on your status, you were not selected to receive a scholarship at this time. We do not send out regret notices. Note that if a candidate forfeits their scholarship offer, we will select an alternate recipient. 
  • As indicated on the signed Certification Form submitted by each application on #13, the Stars Scholarship is not guaranteed to anyone, including past recipients. 


Step 4: Candidates have accepted awards and all deadlines have passed for:


Step 3: Candidates from the following schools have been confirmed, notified and award letters have been posted to accounts:

  • Schreiner University
  • Our Lady of the Lake
  • General Fund
  • Del Mar College
  • St. Mary's University - School of Law School
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • St. Mary's University
  • Texas State University
  • University of Texas at San Antonio
  • El Paso Community College
  • South Texas College 
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • University of Texas - Austin
  • Laredo Community College
  • Texas Tech University
  • Texas A&M International University
  • Texas A&M University

Step 2: Candidates have been recommended to the school. The school is now reviewing candidate recommendations for:

  • Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
  • University of Texas Health Science Center/San Antonio
  • Texas A&M University Kingsville
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Step 1: Stars is scoring applicants and preparing list of candidate recommendations for:


Stars is finalizing agreements with the following schools in our matching programs. This is required before candidates can be recommended:

  • Texas State Technical College