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College or University Participation


  • Computing departments who implement the STARS Leadership Corps (Corps) show improvements in the enrollment and graduation of students in undergraduate and graduate computing programs.
  • Evaluation outcomes show that participation in STARS activities, particularly the Corps, enhances commitment and academic success in computing for diverse student groups.
  • Professional development and community building opportunities are provided to students and faculty through partnerships and the STARS Celebration, an annual gathering of the STARS Leadership Corps.
  • STARS Computing Corps support is typically provided for at least two years to provide 10 students participant stipends each semester and to provide participant stipends for faculty or staff who lead the Corps. Support beyond two years may be provided for schools that institutionalize the Corps and contribute to the STARS national resources for student-led regional engagement. Support is also provided for faculty/staff and students to attend the STARS Celebration.
  • STARS schools are eligible to apply for support for regional activities. Support is competitively awarded based on applicants’ past performance with STARS, their proposal, and the availability of funding.

Required of Funded Institutions

Specific instructions will be provided after the application process.

How to Apply for Funding

  • New College or University
  • Continuing College or University
    • Academic Liaisons submit Spring Narrative with request for next year’s support

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How To Get Involved

Sponsor a STARS Corps Student

Does your company or organization want to help further the impact STARS is making on women and minorities involved in computing? If so, we have multiple opportunities to partner with STARS!

Participate in the STARS Celebration

Join us for our annual leadership conference highlighting the achievements of our STARS Corps students and schools. Speakers, panelists, sponsors, community partners and general attendees are welcome!

Adopt the STARS Leadership Corps Model

The Corps is a curricular or co-curricular service-learning program that fosters student-led regional engagement. Find out how your institution can become part of STARS today!

Find a STARS partner near you

Community partners are vital to the mission of STARS. If you are currently implementing K-12 outreach and service learning, learn how STARS students can help implement your existing programs.

Join the STARS Online Community

Looking for unique resources or individuals to connect on great civic projects? Join our STARS Online community or visit the Digital Library for best practices and shared resources.


STARS Participant Schools