Stellar Tulane Academic Recognition (STAR) Award Tulane University seeks to recognize currently enrolled full-time Newcomb-Tulane undergraduate students who have demonstrated stellar academic performance since their matriculation at Tulane and who will continue to enroll as a full-time Newcomb-Tulane undergraduate student in the subsequent academic year.
Such “rising stars” are invited to apply for Tulane’s competitive STAR Award. The STAR Award selection committee anticipates identifying eligible candidates so that approximately 2 up to 25 STAR Awards will be awarded each spring ranging in value from $2,500 to $5,000. All awards will be offered towards a student’s subsequent academic year of attendance, and will be continued annually for the remainder of a student’s undergraduate career assuming that all STAR Award retention criteria are successfully met.
Here are the details concerning the STAR Award application process which is open each spring from January 1st through April 1st:
The Tulane STAR Award application may be found on this website during the application period, which opens January 1 and closes April 1.
The Tulane STAR Award is renewed for fall and spring semesters of enrollment provided the student maintains a 2.70 cumulative grade point average and continuous enrollment in a full-time Newcomb-Tulane undergraduate division, up to the point that financial aid does not exceed the financial aid cost of attendance; however, students guilty of violations of the Code of Student Conduct or Code of Academic Conduct will forfeit all remaining portions of the Tulane STAR Award that they have been offered.
Seniors in their final semester who enroll less than full-time may still receive the award, but the amount will be reduced, prorated by the amount of the tuition and mandatory fee reduction.
Other students who enroll in or drop to less than full-time in their fall semester will have their Tulane STAR Award reduced, prorated by their tuition and mandatory fee reduction, if any. They will be allowed to retain their Tulane STAR Award for the spring semester provided they enroll full-time, but may lose eligibility for all following years since the scholarship guidelines require that students maintain continuous full-time enrollment. Students who enroll in or drop to less than full-time in the spring semester will have their Tulane STAR Award reduced, prorated by their tuition and mandatory fee reduction, if any, but may lose eligibility for the scholarship in future semesters.
Students who take an approved leave of absence may regain their scholarship upon their return provided they continue to meet all academic and enrollment conditions and submit documentation verifying the approved leave of absence. Acceptable documentation is either a copy of their college's approved leave of absence form or a letter from their academic dean's office confirming the terms and length of the student's approved leave of absence.