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 recipients. Three will be selected for the spring semester and three for the fall semester.


  1. Applicants must attend or be an incoming freshmen to a 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 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).


To be considered for the STAR SCHOLARSHIP Award for the 2021 Spring Semester, applicants must complete an application and return it to TechStar by December 1, 2020.

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 five of the above items must be submitted before the application will be considered. Application can be filled out by clicking the below link.

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