Starr Commonwealth and the Starr Alumni Association are committed to helping children and families succeed, and our educational and treatment programs are just the start!

To support continuing education and growth, we encourage all alumni to apply for Starr Scholarships. Students who haven  been a part of any Starr program are eligible to apply for our scholarships to help pay for further education, including 2 and 4 year colleges, vocational schools, GED completion programs, adult education or professional development courses. In 2017, Starr awarded over $30,000 in fund assistance to our alumni!

Who is Eligible

Any student who has been a part of a Starr program and has maintained an overall 2.0 G.P.A.

How to Apply

In order to be considered, please submit the following to

What's Next

The Starr Scholarship Committee will review your application materials within a two-week period, and determination of your status will be sent via email.

If you have additional questions about the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Scholarship Office

13725 Starr Commonwealth Road
Albion, MI 49224
Office: 517-629-5591
Toll-Free: 800-837-5591
Fax: 517-630-2400

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Scholarship Program?

Many close friends of Starr Commonwealth have contributed to a scholarship fund to provide grants of money to Starr graduates to enable them to further their education.

Who is eligible to receive a grant?

Any student served by a Starr Commonwealth program is eligible immediately after graduation or at any time in the years following when they wish to complete or further their education.

What kinds of education are covered by the program?

All types of educational or vocational training at accredited institutions can be funded. This could include attending a special high school, prep school, college or vocational school. GED completion programs, adult education or professional development courses will also be considered.

How will decisions be made regarding which students receive the funds available?

The scholarship committee reviews all applications. Decisions are made according to the committee’s assessment of commitment to continuing education, prior academic record and degree of financial need. In some cases a personal interview may be necessary.

How large will the grants be?

The amount of the grant will be determined by the amount of funds available, the number of applicants, the cost of education being pursued, financial need and degree of prior commitment to and success in achieving further education.

Can grants be awarded for more than one year?

Yes, graduates who have already received a grant can reapply for an additional grant and may be given favored consideration based on prior commitment and success.

Can grants be awarded for less than full-time schooling?

Yes, students that wish to attend school part-time can be granted a scholarship in keeping with the expenses involved. Scholarship Information.

What do the grants cover?

The grants cover tuition, fees, books and approved supplies only. If you have questions about whether an expense is covered, please call the Scholarship Office at 517-630-2401.

What are the deadlines for applying?

  • Applications for schools starting in the Fall term should be sent by June 1 of each year (however, applications will be accepted throughout June).
  • Applications for two year programs and trade schools are due August 1 (applications will be accepted through August).
  • Applications for schools starting in January are due by November 1 (applications will be accepted through November).

Applicants will be informed of the decisions of the committee within approximately two weeks of application. Late applicants run the risk of being declined due to lack of funds.

How are grants paid out?

All awards will be paid directly to the academic/vocational institution that you will attend. Yearly awards are split into TWO semester payments: 1) Fall 2) Winter - with the second payment being awarded upon the scholarship office receiving the Fall grades.

Starr Commonwealth Scholarships

Thank you to all the generous donors and friends who support Starr with scholarship gifts that make our students' continued success possible. Here is a list of the scholarships available for our Starr alumni:

  • Christian & Emma L. Breisch Scholarship
  • Clyde & Kathy LeTarte Scholarship Endowment
  • Collins Carter Scholarship
  • Earl F. & V. Eileen Payne Scholarship
  • F. Floyd Kent Scholarship
  • Floyd Starr Scholarship
  • Frederick J. & Anne I. Raisch Scholarship
  • Herbert J. & Ruth Ann Richmond Scholarship
  • John D. & Ruth Gillman Scholarship
  • John H. Tucker & Helen I. Tucker Memorial Fund
  • John Corsey Memorial Fund
  • Lou Ann & Russ Mawby Scholarship
  • Mildred J. Carter Scholarship
  • Richard A. & Clara M. Patterson Scholarship Endowment
  • Ruth N. & William B. Pierce Scholarship
  • Starr Commonwealth Scholarship Fund
  • Thomas Metz Kent Scholarship
  • Thomas T. Lloyd Scholarship
  • Timothy A. Ness Scholarship
  • Wayne L. Yanz Scholarship

Your gift to Starr Commonwealth will help vulnerable families transform their lives. Every dollar goes directly to helping children, adults, families and communities thrive through proven, strength-based programs. Giving is secure and easy and will bring help and hope to children and their families.

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