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The STARS Scholarship Program

Providing A Foundation For Your Future!


The STARS Scholarship program is not accepting scholarship applications at this time.  Please continue to check this page for more information.



  The STARS Scholarship provides up to  

  $2000 per year to non-traditional

 students who are parents wanting to go back to school for a Bachelor's Degree, an Associate's Degree, professional license or certification.

This scholarship provides money to cover expenses not covered by financial aid or other programs. It may be granted for up to three years (four years for a Bachelor's degree) as long as the student remains full-time and is working on a degree, license or certification.


The STARS Scholarship may be used by scholars attending the following institutions: Iowa Western Community College, Kaplan University, EQ School of Hair Design, Metropolitan Community College, ITT Tech, UNO, Buena Vista University, Bellevue University, Clarkson College, College of St. Mary's.  Other schools offering a minimum one year program may also be considered.


The STARS Scholarship Program is generously funded by the Iowa West Foundation and administered by the CB Community Education Foundation.


STARS Scholarship Program Scholars Accepted by July, 2014




STARS Scholarship Program Scholars Accepted October, 2014



STARS Scholarship Program Scholars at the Zoo


Zoorific! Family Event

at the Henry Doorly Zoo

July 18, 2015

See more pictures at the STARS Facebook page









STARS Program Director

Brenda J. Moran has joined the foundation as the Program Director for the STARS Scholarship program.

Brenda holds a Ph.D. in Human Services from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, a Master's in Ministry from Creighton University, Omaha, NE and a Bachelor's in Communications from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. She also received her Certified Public Manager Certificate from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Brenda is a long-time champion of educational success. She has over 15 years experience managing educational programs. She has worked for St. Albert Catholic Schools as a Campus Minister, educator and experiential/service learning coordinator and Creighton University as a career and academic advisor.



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