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.

Stars Scholarships and Grants

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

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.

25 Sunflowers Grant & Stars African American Scholarship 

25 Sunflowers Grant

25 Sunflowers is a Grant designed to uplift undocumented folks who reside in LA County, are low to moderate-income, and are 35 years or younger. The grant amount will be awarded based on the applicant’s ask and proposed plan to use the funding— available funds up to $1,800. Grant awardees will join the Stars community by participating in one program and will have access to all of Star’s resources.

Come back soon for more information & application opening date.


Eric V. Johnson Scholarship Fund

The Eric V. Johnson Scholarship Fund seeks to award PUSD high school seniors transitioning to secondary education and to students enrolled in trade school, Pasadena City College, or Glendale Community College who reside in the Villa Parke, Jackie Robinson, La Pintoresca, or Charles White Park neighborhoods. The cohort of scholarship recipeints 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.


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


Carl and Roberta Deutsch



College Success Program

Amy Cardenas

College Success Program Manager

Jasmin Pena

College Success Program Coordinator