Program Selection Process

The current STAR grant ends in August 2015. The STAR Team has applied for new funding which should be announced in the summer of 2015. The current scholarship funding has been distributed to our 65 math and science recipients. We are hoping to be able to announce a new call for applications in the fall of 2015!

The following admissions requirements must be met:


  • Completion of university requirements in English, mathematics and a natural science laboratory course with a grade of "C" or better in each course
  • Completion of the introductory teacher education course with a grade of "C" or better
  • Completion of a minimum of 45 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or better (on a 4.0 scale) on UNCW coursework. Transfer students must have a minimum of 12 hours completed at UNCW
  • Passing scores on teacher education entry tests specified and mandated by the NC Board of Education

Graduates And Career Changers

  • Hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a major appropriate to the proposed area of teacher licensure
  • Have an undergraduate grade point average of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in their major, or a 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative GPA, or if neither of the foregoing, participate in a "Fresh Start" contract to earn a GPA of 3.0 on the first 12 hours of UNCW coursework
  • Evidence of a commitment to students, their families, their communities and the education profession
  • Evidence of successful work experience
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
  • Have no criminal record

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