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

ACT of 25 or higher (1200 SAT)  Or  GPA of 3.5 or higher..............$5500
ACT of 23 or higher (1130 SAT)  Or  GPA of 3.25 or higher.............$4500
ACT of 18 or higher (940 SAT)   Or   GPA of 2.75 or higher.............$3500
ACT of 17 or lower (900 SAT)    Or   GPA of 2.74 or lower...............$2000

Transfer Applicants

3.5 or higher Cumulative GPA..........$5500
3.25 or higher Cumulative GPA........$4500
2.75 or higher Cumulative GPA........$3500
2.74 or lower Cumulative GPA.........$2000

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.


Open the PDF below for a printout of the STARS Program.

Office Information

Director
Charlene Stenson
c.stenson@vcsu.edu
701-845-7105

Assistant Director

Kaleen Peterson
kaleen.peterson@vcsu.edu
701-845-7115

Admission Counselor
Sarah Larsen
sarah.larsen@vcsu.edu
701-845-7113

Office Manager/Transfer Specialist
Bridget Blunck
bridget.blunck@vcsu.edu
701-845-7112

Administrative Assistant
KaSaundra Peterson
kasaundra.d.peterson@vcsu.edu
701-845-7101
Office Location
McFarland 218


Office Hours
Academic Year
7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Summer
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Email
enrollment.services@vcsu.edu

Phone
800-532-8641, ext. 7101
701-845-7101

Mailing Address
Enrollment Services
Valley City State University
101 College Street SW
Valley City, ND 58072