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The STARS Scholarship Program

Providing A Foundation For Your Future!


The STARS Scholarship program  is accepting scholarship applications at this time. The next application deadline is Friday, June 30, 2017 until 3 PM CST. 


  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, EQ School of Hair Design, Metropolitan Community College, UNO, Buena Vista University, Bellevue University, Clarkson College, College of St. Mary's, Creighton, Methodist and more.  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 Celebrates CB!

             2nd place non-profit - UNder Construction



          STARS Scholar Ashlee Cressey leads the way.



     STARS  Scholar Jaime Fritz and daughter, Haleigh


       STARS Alumna Donna Hick and daughters

Recognition Dinner 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

See more pictures at the STARS Facebook page




                    STARS Scholar Graduates, Special Guests and Award Presenters





                                    STARS LEaP Graduate, Shabriski Johnson




        Dr. Martha Bruckner thanked for her                    STARS Alumni Past-President Sue McFee

                      continued support                                         recognized for her years of service





 STARS Alumni Board create opportunities for alumni & current scholars

STARS Program Director

Brenda J. Moran joined the foundation in 2014 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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