The Terry Foundation

Transfer Scholarship

The Terry Transfer Scholarship is awarded to non-traditional students who are transferring from a Texas community college or university and are working toward their first baccalaureate degree. These students must have been accepted for admission to one of the Terry-affiliated public universities in Texas.

Affiliated Universities

  • The University of Texas- Austin
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Houston
  • Texas State University
  • The University of Texas- Dallas
  • The University of Texas- San Antonio
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of North Texas
  • Texas Woman’s University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • The University of Texas- Arlington
  • The University of Texas- El Paso

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Transfer Qualifications

  • Academic Achievement

    Applicants must exhibit strong academic abilities (minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA).

  • Demonstrated Leadership

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

  • Financial Need

    Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

  • 20 Years or Older

    Applicants must be at least 20 years of age on May 1 of the year in which the application is submitted.

  • 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.

  • Texas Residency

    Applicants must be current continuous residents of the State of Texas for at least 3 years at the time of application.

  • Transferable Credits

    Applicants must have completed at least 30 hours of transferable, post-high school credit in residence at a Texas college or university at the time of application

  • College Admission

    Applicants must have been granted admission to a Terry-affiliated college or university for the Summer or Fall immediately following the application deadline. They must be admitted as a full-time Transfer student, for the purpose of completing a first baccalaureate degree.

  • Terry School Nomination

    Applicants must be nominated by one of the Terry-affiliated Texas public universities that currently offer the Terry Transfer scholarship. An applicant who has previously interviewed for a Terry Scholarship and was not selected, whether as a traditional or transfer applicant, is not thereafter eligible for a Terry Scholarship. An applicant who is currently attending, or has previously attended, a Terry-affiliated university will not be considered for a Terry Foundation Transfer Scholarship.

Application Process

Applications for the Terry Transfer Scholarship are available only from the universities and are not available from the Foundation or from community colleges. Terry Scholarship affiliates at each university review applications and nominate candidates for interviews with the Foundation.

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Interview Process

Terry Scholarship affiliates at each university review applications and nominate candidates for interviews with the Foundation.

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Frequently Asked Questions