College Support Program

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The Stars College program is an interdependent program that welcomes students interested in achieving a certification or degree program. Our hope is to see our students pursue careers aligned with their academic, professional, personal, and spiritual goals. Our program seeks to build and strengthen support systems around our students through iGraduate coaching, resource events, and financial support to help students thrive.

iGraduate Coach

In partnership with Ascending Lights iGraduate program, we assist students with their academic planning and meet with them regularly to help them navigate through the community college system in preparation to graduate from their desired degree or certificate.

An iGraduate Coach:

  • Serves as a college coach
  • Goes through training to learn how to best support college students
  • Checks in with students regularly
  • Meets with students throughout the year
  • Helps students develop a long term plan for success
  • Serves as an accountability coach
  • Connects students to additional resources

If you are interested in becoming an iGraduate coach, please fill out our General Volunteer Application. When choosing the volunteer opportunity you are interested in, please select “Other” and type in “iGraduate Coach.”

Scholarship Opportunities

Stars offers 4 levels of scholarship and support opportunities through our College Support program.

Level 1

Requirements: No university enrollment is necessary.

Student receives:

  • iGraduate Coaching
  • College Campus Visits
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Career Exploration Opportunity

Financial Award: None

Level 2

Requirements: Must be enrolled at a public 4-year school.

  • Everything in Level 1
  • College Mentoring
  • Assistance with College Applications & FAFSA
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Student Check-Ins
  • Study Hall Opportunities
  • Debt Counseling
  • College Start Kit (Books, Supplies, and Technology)
  • Network to Existing Support Systems in Your Community and On-Campus

Financial Award: Up to $500.00

 

Level 3

Requirements: Must be enrolled at a public 4-year school.

Student receives:

  • Support in Levels 1 and 2
  • Crisis Prevention
  • On-Campus Visits (in or out of state)
  • Immigration Support (where needed)
  • Health Insurance Enrollment Support
  • Study Hall Opportunities

Financial Award: Up to $2,000.00

 

Level 4

Requirements: Must be enrolled at a private 4-year school.

Student receives:

  • Everything in Levels 1-3
  • Tuition Support
  • Study Hall Opportunities
  • Leadership Opportunities

Financial Award: Up to $4,000.00

 

The current scholarship application cycle has ended. For more information on scholarships, read our scholarship resources page.

Donors

Special thanks to our donors that make this scholarship program possible!

 

Carl and Roberta Deutsch

Foundation

Contact

Amy Cardenas

College Success Program Manager

amyc@gostars.org

Jasmin Pena

College Success Program Coordinator

jasminp@gostars.org