The purpose of the STAR SCHOLARSHIP AWARD is to provide college scholarship awards to students who have shown a career interest in the sciences or engineering.


Each year, six undergraduate scholarship awards are available in the amount of $1,000. All scholarship awards will be paid directly to the accredited college or university after proof of enrollment has been provided and verified. Three will be selected for the spring semester and three for the fall semester.

Fall Semesters
Due by February 1st of every year. Awards announced by March 1st.

Spring Semesters
Due by October 1st of every year. Awards announced by November 1st.


  1. Applicants must attend or be an incoming freshman to a two-year or four-year accredited college or university.
  2. Applicants must be majoring in a field of engineering or sciences.
  3. Applicants must be US citizens.

The STAR SCHOLARSHIP AWARD is awarded without regard to race, sex, religion, age, national origin or sexual orientation. TechStar will not award scholarships to applicants who are not qualified and reserves the right not to award a scholarship in a given year. Applicants not awarded a scholarship are encouraged to submit a future application for consideration.  Recipients are eligible for a one-time scholarship award. Applicants cannot currently work at TechStar or be related to any current employees.


  1. Demonstrated or expressed interest in engineering research, engineering education, or the sciences.
  2. Student essay.
  3. Letters of recommendation.
  4. Academic standing (minimum required GPA of 3.0).


To be considered for the STAR SCHOLARSHIP Award, applicants must complete an application and return it to TechStar.

The application must include:

  1. A completed application form. Only completed application forms will be considered.
  2. Two letters of recommendation with at least one former teacher or school official.
  3. An official high school or college transcript including GPA.
  4. A one page (< 500 words) statement stating the applicant’s qualifications and educational and career goals.

All four of the above items must be submitted before the application will be considered.

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