The 2004/2005 academic year was the first year that Stars awarded scholarships. Since that first cycle, Stars Scholarship Fund has received and reviewed 56,481 applications. For the application cycle for the 2017/2018 academic year, Stars Scholarship Fund received an appreciable 6,832 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.