The 2019-2020 STARS scholarship application is now open

The STARS Scholarship Fund is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting access to and success in higher education for all students in the community. The organization is offering scholarships to students who are dedicated to completing a degree at an accredited college or university.

Who can apply:

Undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students

Scholarship criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551.
  • Be a permanent resident (five or more consecutive years) of and have a permanent South or West Texas address in one of the 30 counties served
  • Have earned/completed at least 12 undergraduate credit hours at a U.S. accredited college or university before applying for the scholarship.
  • Have 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 of the new academic year
  • Be enrolled in a U.S. accredited four-year 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.

For scholarship application and more information on the application process, visit

Deadline to apply is March 29, 2019.