Personal Statement

A personal statement is a written essay. Stars uses this personal statement to learn more about our applicants. Applicants should tell us about themselves, their financial need, and their accomplishments.

Personal statements must be typed, a minimum of 1 page, 12pt font, and double spaced.

Stars does not accept personal statements that are less than 1 page.

Note: A resume or letter is not a personal statement. See a sample of personal statement

One page is approximately 300-400 words (2,000+ characters)

If you require assistance in writing your personal statement, please download this outline*. *This outline is NOT to replace the personal statement, the purpose is only to help you get your thoughts in order so that you can write a thorough personal statement.

You can send this document via:

  • Fax to: 956-928-0327
  • Email to:
  • Mail to: Stars Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 3068, McAllen, TX 78502-3068.
  • Upload via Stars account, see instructions here  (This option only available until 3/29 at 5pm CST)

Acceptable file types: DOC, GIF, JPG, PNG, BMP, PDF

Do not send us links to download the document, we will not open them.