Star Women Conference at Star Island
Financial Assistance Policies & Application

PLEASE NOTE: Information TBD for 2021 scholarships. Thank you for your patience and stay tuned for updates.

Star Women is committed to making the conference as financially accessible as possible, and we welcome applications from all who wish to join our exciting community. Please note that the below policies may be changed for 2021, we will update as soon as we can.

If you have questions, please contact Scholarship Committee Chair Miriam Coe at [email protected].

Policies 2020

  • Star Women’s Financial Assistance Program funds are generated yearly through the fundraising auction and individual donations.
  • All financial assistance applications are held in strict confidence and are only viewed by the Financial Assistance Committee, comprised of three Star Women, one of whom serves as the Chair, as well as the Star Women Registrar/Treasurer, who is a non-voting member.
  • Star Women financial assistance is limited to no more than 50% of room and board. The boat fee is included as part of your room and board expenses, but conference registration fees, transportation to Portsmouth, and parking are not covered by financial assistance.
  • Applications for financial assistance will be considered only once the applicant has registered for the conference. If you are unable to attend for financial reasons, registration fees will be refunded if cancellation is made 30 days or more before the start of the conference.
  • Financial assistance applications may be made for consecutive years, but repeat requests may be deferred at the discretion of the Financial Assistance Committee until first-time applications have been processed.
  • Applicants may apply for both Star Women and Star Island Corporation (SIC) financial assistance using the common scholarship application. However, you may not accept awards from both Star Women and SIC. The application can be found at:
  • Star Women and SIC financial assistance can be combined with special discounts and promotions, not to exceed total room and board expenses.
  • Applicants are encouraged to request only what they truly need and are encouraged to volunteer, as they are able, to assist with conference activities.

IMPORTANT: Should you be notified of a financial assistance award and circumstances prevent you from using the award, you must notify the scholarship committee as soon as possible so that the funds may be distributed to others