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3900 N McColl Rd.
McAllen, Texas 78501

P.O. Box 3068
McAllen, Texas 78502-3068

Lisa Peisen
Board Member

  • 915.772.4246

Laura Escamilla
Executive Director

  • 956.627.1718

June 20, 2022

Over the past year, we have learned a lot about ourselves, our community, and our world. We have witnessed the resilience of our youth and families, and we are reminded that we are strongest together. Still, it has been a difficult year for all of us – especially our students who were already struggling to navigate college and adulthood.

With your support, Stars Scholarship Fund provides students from our community assistance in paying for college and helps them reduce debt and the stress that comes in financing a college education. Through the generosity of our donors, Stars Scholarship Fund was able to help 702 students from south and west Texas. Once our funds were matched by our partner institutions, we disbursed over $1.4 million in scholarships.

Even before the pandemic and economic shifts, many students were struggling to pay for college and make impossible choices of going to school or working to earn money to stay afloat. A scholarship means that our recipients can stay focused on school and know that their community believes in their ability to succeed. We are grateful you have been a part of this vital and meaningful work to help students be successful in obtaining a college degree.

As we move forward, we continue to be cognizant of the changes around us and look for ways to continue to be effective in our goals. We have received over 4,000 applications for 2022-2023. The number of scholarships we can award is directly related to the support our community provides to us. We are kindly asking that you consider supporting Stars Scholarship Fund and our efforts.

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