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S.T.A.R.S. Scholarships now Available

November 11, 2020

Group of studentsStudents looking to develop as scholars and leaders are invited to the Scholars Taking off Academically & Rising to Success (S.T.A.R.S.) Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Leadership Program at Schoolcraft College.

This program, started last year, also prepares students as professionals entering a global and diverse workplace. Scholarships are available.

S.T.A.R.S. seeks to connect students to peers, resources, and opportunities to foster a sense of belonging and to enhance their overall college experience. Overall goals for the program include academic and personal enrichment, developing career and transfer-ready skills and building a social network through transformational learning experiences. The DEI element was added for the Fall 2020 semester.

A total of 15 students were part of the pilot program. Overall, the cohort of STARS had a student retention and completion rate of 87% for the first academic year and an average cumulative grade point average of 3.40.

“We’re excited to build upon a very promising beginning with this program,” said Melissa Schultz, Chief Student Enrollment Officer. “No matter the career, every student can benefit from being a part of S.T.A.R.S. because these skills and learnings are more important than ever today. For both the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 semesters, there are three different ways students can get involved and earn scholarships.”

The three opportunities in S.T.A.R.S. are:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Scholar

(Two opportunities)

$1,000 scholarship/semester

(Fall 2020 and Winter 2021)

  • Share your passion for diversity, equity and inclusion with peers, faculty and staff.
  • Fund your education while gaining valuable experience and serving the college community.
  • Develop the skills that leaders need in a global workplace.
  • Enhance your resume with service-learning experiences.
  • Form friendships with like-minded peers.
  • Support new Schoolcraft College students through mentorship.
  • Be part of something dynamic and exciting at Schoolcraft College!


(Three opportunities)

$750 scholarship/semester

(Fall 2020 and Winter 2021)

  • Serve as an energetic and enthusiastic mentor to support first-time-in-college students.
  • Promote an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion to foster a sense of belonging.
  • Fund your education while assisting your peers, the campus and the community.
  • Develop and foster interpersonal leadership skills.
  • Build your resume during workshops and service-learning experiences.
  • Be part of something dynamic and exciting at Schoolcraft College!


(25 opportunities)

$200 scholarship/semester

(Fall 2020 and Winter 2021)

  • Connect with peers and create lasting friendships with program participants.
  • Learn more about the campus resources available to you.
  • Create a meaningful impact on your campus and in your community with service-learning experiences.
  • Learn about and bring awareness to various diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
  • Build your resume while participating in interactive and fun workshops.
  • Be part of something dynamic and exciting at Schoolcraft College!

To apply, sign into your account, complete the general application, then search for STARS under your Recommended Opportunities. If you have questions, please call 734-462-7672 or email