Letter from Advisor (not required by all)

This is NOT a letter of recommendation. This letter is to notify us of any special considerations that need to be made to your enrollment criteria. 

In section 4 of the application, the question is asked "Will you be participating in any program that will affect your full-time status during the Fall XXXX or Spring XXXX semester, such as clinical rotations, student teaching or an internship?". 

If you answer "yes" to this question, you will need to send us a Letter from Advisor.

All undergraduate and graduate students are required to be full time (12 hours for undergraduate and 9 hours for graduate); regardless of the school attended. Exceptions are made to full-time enrollment if applicants are enrolled in clinical rotations, student teaching, internships or a program similar, where the program requires less than full-time enrollment due to additional hours put in to the program outside of class. In these cases, we will require a letter from your advisor. If full-time status will not be affected, we do not need a letter submitted.

Letters must be specific in the time frame that the student is enrolled in said program. Stars does not make exceptions for full-time enrollment due to work schedules.

Letters should be on school letterhead and include contact information for your advisor.

Emails from the advisor are also acceptable if they are sent from the advisor's institution email.

You can send this document via:

  • Fax to: 956-928-0327
  • Email to: helpdesk@StarsScholarship.org
  • Mail to: Stars Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 3068, McAllen, TX 78502-3068.
  • Upload via Stars account*, see instructions here

More information regarding enrollment exceptions

*If the Letter from Advisor is not listed as a required document in your account and the option to upload it to your account is not visible, this means you answered "no" to the question in section 3 of the application where you were asked if you would be enrolled in a special program. If you intended to answer "yes" and need special consideration, you will need to submit an application update request to fix your answer. Once we update your application, the option to upload will become visible.

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