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The Terry Scholarship Application Process

The following information has been compiled for High School Counselors, College Access Advisors, and other professionals who help high school students with their college scholarship search and application process.

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What are the selection criteria?

The primary selection criteria for the Terry Scholarship are:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Demonstrated Leadership
  • Financial Need

Unlike many scholarship programs, the selection as a Terry Scholar is not simply based on financial need, test scores, or grade point average. Instead, Terry Scholars are chosen because they exhibit a well-rounded personality, grounded in a desire to succeed, and a demonstrated history of community leadership. Please visit our FAQ Page for more information about our eligibility requirements.

How do students apply?

The Terry Foundation does not accept applications directly from candidates. Instead, that process is conducted at each Terry-affiliated university by our campus partners. Those partners compile applications and review them at the campus level and then nominate candidates for interview to the Terry Foundation.

Our campus partners open their Terry Scholarship applications between August 1st and early October. Each university follows its own process. Texas A&M candidates apply using the ApplyTexas application. UT-Austin applicants must submit responses to Terry-specific questions on their Scholarship Interest Form (available after submitting the admissions application in the MyStatus portal). Other universities provide applicants a downloadable .pdf to complete and submit, along with supporting documentation. Each university has dedicated Terry pages on their university website, detailing their Terry application process. For links to all of our partner’s application websites, and to find the names and contact info for each of our partners, please visit our Affiliated Universities Page.

Application and Interview Timeline

Click on each item for a detailed description of each step

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Affiliated Universities

The Terry Foundation will offer new scholarships at the universities listed below for the 2022-2023 academic year. The links will take you away from our website and onto each school’s Terry Scholarship information webpage.