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. Programs, projects, and activities at Texas four-year institutions of higher education.
  2. Programs, projects, and activities at Texas two-year institutions of higher education.
  3. Texas groups; organizations; or partnerships among higher education institutions, public/private schools/districts, businesses, or community organizations.

Star Award Nomination and Application Submission Information

Please click here for more information regarding the nomination and application process.


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