Unlike many scholarship programs, the selection of 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.
The Terry Foundation program does not consist merely of issuing checks once a semester; it is a sense of family and community. Scholars are expected to participate in Student Organizations and to be involved on campus. Similarly, Alumni often remain active and are eager to assist in many capacities. The Foundation stays in close contact with Scholars and expects current Scholars and Alumni to assist each other whenever they are able to do so.
The Terry Freshman/Traditional Scholarship Program
The Traditional Scholarship funds incoming freshmen who have graduated from a Texas high school and will attend one of the Terry-affiliated universities for the fall semester following graduation. The scholarship covers up to eight full semesters of undergraduate education and is renewable annually during that time.
The Terry Transfer Scholarship Program
NOTICE: The Terry Foundation will not offer any new Transfer Scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. All existing scholarships, both traditional and transfer, will be funded. This action is driven by volatile market conditions. While we deeply regret this course of action, it is necessary to ensure that the Foundation may continue awarding scholarships into perpetuity.
The Transfer Scholarship funds students transferring completed college hours to one of the Terry-affiliated universities for the summer or fall semester immediately after acceptance. A Terry Transfer Scholarship covers up to six full semesters and is renewable annually during that time.
Applications for the Terry Transfer Scholarship are available only from the universities and are not available from the Foundation or from high schools.
Terry Scholarship affiliates at each university review applications and nominate candidates for interviews with the Foundation.