Rising Stars

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Rising Stars is a student internship program designed to reduce or eliminate the financial barriers for low-income/first-generation students here at UST. Our model is based on the Cristo Rey Jesuit model of letting students work 8 hours during the week at a corporate sponsor to help pay for their schooling, all while getting experience in a workplace related to what they are studying. If the students get accepted to UST and apply to the Rising Stars program, they will get a $14,000 Rising Stars Scholarship and a $6,000 internship for four years for a total of $20,000 with the hopes we can get them to graduate in four years. That paired with federal and state grants usually means they can attend UST with little or no costs.

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TWO CHALLENGES UNLOCKED

The Faculty/Staff Challenge for $2,500 and the Alumni Donor Challenge for $5,000 have been unlocked! See the complete list of challenges at UstGivingDay.com


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