Stars Scholarship Fund:

3900 N McColl Rd.
McAllen, Texas 78501

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

Mauricio Cuellar
L&F Distributors, Marketing Mgr.

  • 956.489.5983

Laura Escamilla
Executive Director

  • 956.627.1718

Proof of Performance

  • 3900 N McColl Rd. | McAllen, Texas 78501

As we enter 2023, Stars Scholarship Fund celebrates our 20th Anniversary. We will celebrate two decades of community, partnerships, and impact. Stars Scholarship Fund has awarded 18,490 scholarships that have allowed students to complete their degrees and go on to pursue their passions and contribute significantly to their communities and the world.

Stars Scholarship Fund’s purpose is to advocate for students from our community and we exist to serve as an outlet in which you can invest in their future and the future of our community. The support of businesses and organizations such as yours is essential to our ability to operate successfully and to provide scholarships to students who might not otherwise have the resources to pursue higher education. With the support of our community, Stars Scholarship has disbursed $38 million in scholarships to students from south and west Texas since its inception.

Our first-ever Rio Grande Valley Extravaganza was held in 2003 and since day one, Stars Scholarship has committed 100% of donations to student scholarships. We continue that commitment today as we prepare for our 2023 Rio Grande Valley Extravaganza. Our Extravaganza will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2023, and Stars Scholarship Fund will welcome special guest, Deion “Prime Time” Sanders.

 This year’s Extravaganza will be the first event Stars Scholarship Fund will hold post-pandemic and we hope to bring our guests an experience and insight that most people are not privy to. At this private event, guests will enjoy an evening with Deion Sanders where he will share his experiences as a head coach and professional NFL and MLB athlete.

Sponsors will enjoy the benefits of attending the Extravaganza, which includes a private event before Deion Sander’s appearance that includes music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, plated three-course dinner, and live and silent auctions.

A scholarship means that our recipients can stay focused on school and know that their community believes in their ability to succeed. We hope you will join us in celebrating our twenty years and become a part of this vital and meaningful work to help students be successful in obtaining a college degree.

Your in-kind media support will help us be able to better communicate with our community. It is our hope to not only share information on Stars Scholarship Fund and our scholarship opportunities, but also thank the businesses and organizations that support us. 

Thank you for your consideration.

Proposed Flight Schedule

  • Event support would occur spring 2023; requested time frame of February – April
  • Donor Recognition would occur in fall 2023; suggested time frame October-November
  • Application Cycle would occur in winter 2024; suggested time from February-March

Guest Speaker

Deion “Prime Time” Sanders is “Coach Prime,” the head football coach at the University of Colorado.

From 2020-2022, as head coach, Sanders led Jackson State University to back-to-back SWAC Championships and won back-to-back SWAC Coach of the Year honors. During his time at JSU, the Tigers had a 27-6 record, including a perfect regular season in 2022. In 2021, he was named the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year.

Discussion Moderator

Colleen Wolfe is an on-air personality for NFL Media. Since joining the NFL Network in 2014, Wolfe’s profile has grown across multiple platforms. Throughout the NFL season, Wolfe hosts Thursday Night Football for NFL Network.

Additionally, Wolfe hosts coverage surrounding the NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Draft, and Training Camps across the league and has worked alongside the digital team as a host and analyst. Additionally, Wolfe is a regular contributor on the Around the NFL podcast.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Doors Open @ 6pm

Private Event |Location To Be Announced on Ticket

Tickets will be delivered 1 week prior to event.

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Please download and fill out the form for your media and market.

Currently we only have sponsorship opportunities available for the Rio Grande Valley market. The El Paso market will become available Summer 2023.

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