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What is STARS?

The VCSU Student Talent and Academic Recognition Scholarhip (STARS) Program provides waivers to full-time students who can contribute their academic and extra-curricular talents to VCSU.

You May Qualify If:

Students may qualify if they are from from Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, US territories, and other countries.
  • Awarded for up to five years*
  • Based on your GPA or ACT/SAT score
  • International applicants will be reviewed on individual basis for the top award of $5500
*Students must remain in good academic and financial aid standing to continue to receive this scholarship.
Freshman Applicants Transfer Applicants
ACT of 25 or higher (1200 SAT)
OR          GPA  of 3.5 or higher
$5500 3.5 or higher
    Cumulative GPA
ACT of 23 or higher (1130 SAT)
OR        GPA of 3.25 or higher
$4500 3.25 or higher
    Cumulative GPA
ACT of 18 or higher (940 SAT)
OR       GPA of 2.75 or higher
$3500 2.75 or higher
    Cumulative GPA
ACT of 17 or lower (900 SAT)
OR     GPA of less than 2.75
$2000 2.74 or lower
    Cumulative GPA
Recipients enrolled in online or collaborative programs must be enrolled in at least nine face to face Valley City State University credits as of the last day to add for the regular session.

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