Categories for the 2017 Star Award
For 2017, Star Award nominees and applicants will be considered in the following three categories:
1. Programs, projects, and 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
Note: Public/private schools/districts will be considered for the 2017 Star Award if the school/district is part of a partnership.
For more detailed information regarding eligibility and criteria
for the 2017 Star Award and the review process and timeline, please see the
document entitled 2017 Texas Higher
Education Star Awards Application Process and Guidelines.
For 2017 Star Award submission information, click here.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please
Mary E. Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Academic Planning and Policy