Terry Traditional Scholarship

The Terry Traditional Scholarship, or Freshman Scholarship, is a full ride, last dollar scholarship that covers up to eight semesters. It is awarded to Texas high school seniors who have been accepted for admission to one of the Terry-affiliated public universities in Texas.

How to Apply

Applications for the Terry Scholarship are available only from the universities affiliated with the Terry Scholarship Program and are not available from the Foundation or from high schools. Please visit the links below for Terry Scholarship application information at each university. Each link will take you directly to the Terry Scholarship information page on the corresponding university’s website. This is the best place to find application information, deadlines, and direct contact information for the Terry Scholarship application at that university.


Traditional Scholarship Qualifications

  • Academic Achievement

    Applicants must demonstrate strong academic abilities, as evidenced by grades and SAT/ACT scores.

  • Demonstrated Leadership

    Applicants must have a record of leadership in school and in the community.

  • Financial Need

    Applicants must demonstrate financial need, as evidenced by the completion of the FAFSA.

  • Citizenship and Residency

    Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a Permanent Resident and meet Texas residency requirements. Candidates must also qualify for in-state tuition and for federal financial aid assistance.

  • High School Graduate

    Applicants must have graduated from an accredited Texas high school or homeschool. Applicants who have taken a gap year immediately following their graduation from high school are not eligible for consideration.

  • College Admission

    Applicants must be admitted to a Terry-affiliated college or university as a full-time entering Freshman student for the upcoming Fall Semester.

  • On-Campus Residency

    Applicants must apply and commit to residing on campus for the first year of school.

  • Terry School Nomination

    Applicants must be nominated by one of the thirteen Terry-affiliated Texas public universities.

The Terry Scholarship Interview

Terry Scholarship affiliates at each university review applications and nominate candidates for interviews with the Foundation. All candidates who wish to compete for a Terry Scholarship must meet with a Terry Interview Panel.

Interview FAQ