Give Back

Since 1987, more than 5,000 Scholars have entered the Terry Scholarship Programs. Their lives and the lives of their families have forever been changed because of the opportunity to receive an education and graduate without the burden of excessive debt.

Mr. and Mrs. Terry requested that Scholars give back to the Foundation through their time and resources to ensure a strong Terry family. Terry Scholar Alumni give back to the Foundation in a number of ways. New Alumni, visit this page for some tips on staying in touch and involved.


Donate to the Endowment

All donations support the endowment established by Howard and Nancy Terry and will help fund scholarships for outstanding Texas students.
The Terry Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible. Our EIN is 31-1551093.





Participate in Terry Scholar Alumni Association Chapters

Join your local chapter for socials, service projects, activities with current Terry Scholars, and more.

Find a chapter


Host a Virtual Lunch Chat or Terry Talk

Virtual Lunch Chats are 45-minute casual Zoom meetings scheduled on Thursdays or Fridays. An Alumni host joins a member of the Foundation staff to chat about their education and/or professional history with Terry students and Terry Alumni. These are meant to be unstructured, casual lunch breaks and are not recorded. The total time commitment is the 45-minute chat plus time needed to send the Foundation a photo and brief bio for promotions.

Terry Talks are virtual presentations hosted by Terry Alumni who want to share their area of expertise. Each presentation is usually 30-35 minutes and is followed by a Q&A discussion with attendees. These can be targeted at a specific audience of Terry Scholars and are recorded and shared on the Foundation’s YouTube Channel and/or on Terry Connect. The total time commitment is the 45-minute Terry Talk session plus time needed to create your presentation and send the Foundation a photo and brief bio for promotions.

If you would like more information about hosting one of these events, please contact Amber Masso at amasso@terryfoundation.org


Mentor Current Scholars or Alumni via Terry Connect

Terry Connect replaced the TAP List in Fall 2018. Current students and alumni can utilize this exclusive Terry network to connect with old friends, share job opportunities, meet others in their profession, and more.

Access Terry Connect


Share Job or Internship Opportunities with Fellow Terrys

Terry Alumni may post job and internship opportunities on Terry Connect. All job and internship posts must have a direct connection to a Terry Scholar in some way. The Foundation will review all posts and reserves the right to remove any post that does not meet this requirement.

Post a Job/Internship


Apply to Serve on Terry Scholarship Interview Panels

Alumni indicate their availability for interviews each fall, and the Foundation extends formal panelist invitations in late January or early February. If you would like to be contacted regarding interviews, please keep your contact information updated in the Terry Portal.

Visit Terry Portal


Apply to Join the Terry Scholar Alumni Advisory Board

Terry Alumni who have been out of the Terry Scholarship Program at least 3 years are invited to apply for a position on the Terry Scholar Alumni Advisory Board (TSAAB). Advisory Board members serve 3 year terms and work closely with the Foundation President and the Director of Alumni Engagement to strengthen the Terry Community.

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