Star Award Program

The Texas Higher Education Star Award was originally established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in 2001 to recognize exceptional contributions toward achieving one or more of the goals of the former long-range Texas higher education plan. The state’s new higher education plan, 60x30TX, builds on the success of Closing the Gaps and is designed to establish a globally competitive workforce in Texas by 2030. 

CATEGORIES FOR THE STAR AWARD

Star Award nominees and applicants will be considered in the following three categories (self-nominations are welcomed):

1.  Institutional programs, projects, or activities at Texas institutions of higher education that demonstrate successful outcomes in areas of overarching educational attainment, completion, marketable skills, or student debt that are attributable to the program, project, or activity. 

2.  Groups and organizations in Texas (such as those that help promote student completion of a certificate or degree, or help reduce student loan debt). 

3.  Partnerships (among higher education institutions, public/private schools/districts, businesses, or the community) that demonstrate successful outcomes in areas of overarching educational attainment, completion, marketable skills, or student debt that are attributable to the partnership. 

Note: Public/private schools/districts will be considered for the Star Award if the school/district is part of a partnership. 

Inquiries should be direct to Mary.Smith@thecb.state.tx.us or Mary.Mitchell@thecb.state.tx.us.