A personal statement is a written essay. Stars uses this personal statement to learn more about our applicants. Applicants should tell us about themselves, their financial need, and their accomplishments.

Personal statements must be typed, a minimum of 1 page, 12pt font, and double spaced (approx. 300-400 words or 2000+ characters).

  • Stars does not accept personal statements that are less than 1 page.
  • Personal statements that exceed 1 page are acceptable.
  • A resume or letter of recommendation is not a personal statement.

View a Sample of a Personal Statement

Download an Outline

Submission Instructions

Mail to

P.O. Box 3068, McAllen, Texas 78502


We accept the following files under 2MB size: PDF, PNG, JPG, GIF*
*Do not send links to download the document, we will not open them.
If you do not have the means to scan the document, it is also acceptable for you to take a picture of the document and send us the image.