Students

STARS Students

STARS Spotlight

In a 2018 Legislative Report, the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) discusses the success of its opportunity expansion grants and highlights the STARS program, to which it awarded a $2.2M grant in 2016. The report features STARS scholars Jasmine Fuerte-Stone, BioE ’17; Matthew Lee, ECE ‘18; and Ewurama Karikari, ME ’19.

STARS in the Media

Ewurama Karikari
July 9, 2019 | UW Mechanical Engineering
Ewurama Karikari shares how the UW STARS program helped her transform her passions for math and robotics into a mechanical engineering mechatronics degree.
STARS students Tammy Teal and Ivan Cordero
October 17, 2018 | University of Washington

The Washington STate Academic RedShirt (STARS) program supports students from underserved high schools after they start at the UW. And it's helping.

August 17, 2018 | College of Engineering
A human centered design and engineering team is helping campus dining halls donate and deliver excess food to local homeless shelters.
Kiana Peterson, a STARS student and EE major in 2017
June 14, 2018 | Seattle Times
Five years after it began, the program to help more low-income, women and minority students become engineers at the UW is showing strong results, with 75 percent of its students either continuing in engineering or graduating.
Sonya Cunningham
June 8, 2018 | Faculty & Staff Insider
STARS Program Director Sonya G. Cunningham has been awarded the 2018 David B. Thorud Leadership Award, a UW Award of Excellence. Thanks to Sonya's leadership, the outcomes for STARS students — those studying engineering in the Washington State Academic RedShirts program — have been spectacular.
December 29, 2017
STARS is part of the effort to grow the pipeline of Washington students who will graduate and enter high-demand STEM and health care fields, a public-private partnership was initiated in 2011 to support low- and middle-income students as they earn their bachelor’s degrees and enter the workforce.
December 1, 2017 | Avvo
STARS student and HCDE major Tuyen Truong gives students advice about how to make the most out of internship experiences.
November 30, 2017 | Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Tammy Teal, a CEE major and STARS participant, discusses her UW experiences in the Civil and Environmental Engineering departmental magazine. Teal hopes to put her engineering skills into practice by improving access to clean water in developing countries.
November 16, 2017
Kiana Peterson, a STARS student and EE major, discusses her student experiences and the impact scholarships have made on her education.
May 30, 2017 | College of Engineering
We congratulate 3 students from the STARS program's first cohort who completed the program — and their engineering degrees — in four years instead of the expected 5.

Sponsors

Join us in appreciation for support and current or past funding from these organizations:

Microsoft logo
National Science Foundation logo
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship logo

 

To become a sponsor of the STARS Program, contact Sharon Dana, 206-543-6908.