Deadline for 2016 Starr Scholarship Applications Approaching

_HCC9587 - smallAll graduates of Starr programs can apply for a Starr scholarship to help with the cost of further or higher education, and this year’s deadline for students applying to four-year colleges is June 1st, 2016.

Scholarships can be awarded for a wide range of programs, including vocational schools, two-year schools, and four-year colleges. In the past, scholarships have been awarded to former Starr students for:

  • The police academy
  • Obtaining a GED
  • Cosmetology school
  • Four-year colleges
  • Professional Development courses
  • And many more!

Last year, Starr awarded over $200,000 in scholarships to young people attending programs across the country.

The guidelines for applicants are as follows:

  • Complete the Scholarship application form with information about the school and program you have chosen to attend (2 or 4 year institutions, or trade school), your current financial situation and your plan for education.
  • Be sure to include:
    • Proof of program acceptance and/or previous grade report
    • Financial aid award letter from your academic institution and current FAFSA
    • Personal essay – as stated on the application.
    • Recommendation from Starr staff is encouraged but not required.
  • Deadline:
    • June 1: 4-year colleges
    • August 1: 2-year colleges and vocational programs

More information on the scholarship program is available on our website at