Demographics



Applications

The 2004/2005 academic year was the first year that Stars awarded scholarships. Since that first cycle, Stars Scholarship Fund has received and reviewed 49,649 applications. In the current application cycle for the 2016/2017 academic year, Stars Scholarship Fund has received a appreciable 6,981 applications.

The increase in application numbers is further proof that there is great need in our community for assistance. As tuition prices increase and federal aid decreases, students are seeking ways to fill the gap. Scholarships offer students the ability to finance their higher education without incurring the debt of student loans. Stars Scholarship Fund seeks to ensure that students who have the will to attend college have a way to do so. With that said, the number of scholarships we are able to award is directly related to the support of our sponsors and the amount of funds raised at our annual Extravaganzas.