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.


College Success Program

Amy Cardenas

College Success Program Manager


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Our Scholarships and Grants

*For information on outside scholarships, check out our students resource page.

Coming Soon..

The Eric V. Johnson Scholarship

The Eric V. Johnson Scholarship will be open to PUSD high school seniors transitioning to secondary education and to students enrolled in trade school, Pasadena City College, or Glendale Community College.

Applicants must reside in the Villa Parke, Jackie Robinson, La Pintoresca, or Charles White Park neighborhoods. The cohort of scholarship recipients will join the Stars community by participating in 3 cohort-specific gatherings as well as general programs.

Come back soon for more information & application opening date.

General College Scholarship 

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 2 year school or certificate program.

  • 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: Between $1,000-1,500


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: Between $1,000-2000


Thank you to all who applied to the 2023 Stars General Scholarship, the application is NOW CLOSED. Award letters will be emailed out Friday May 28, 2023.

Volunteer Roles with College Support 

Role Description Commitment
Adulting Trainers/
Pick Your Brain

Lead a workshop around successful adulting or a specialized topic.

Ex: personal finance, college nutrition, mental health, taxes, credit cards and debt, etc.

• Trainings can be one-time or a series, 1 to 2 hours in length.

• Bi-Monthly Coffee & Chat with Staff and volunteers.

Igraduate coach Igraduate coaches are expected to check in, encourage, and help their students navigate the community college system.

• Mandatory 4-hour training before beginning with Stars’ partner Ascending Lights.

• Minimum of 3 meetings per semester, about 2 hours per month.

• Bi-monthly Coffee & Chat with staff and volunteers.

• Two-year commitment is preferred.

This position can be online.