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Terry Foundation Scholars

What is the Terry Foundation Scholarship?
Howard and Nancy Terry are long-time residents of Houston, where Mr. Terry has been successful in a variety of businesses, ranging from banking to oil and gas. In 1986, the Terry family decided to help young people to help themselves by setting up an educational foundation. Mr. Terry had always been grateful for the financial assistance that enabled him to go to college, so they decided to dedicate their time and resources to giving future generations of young people in Texas this same opportunity.

Freshmen
To be considered for the Terry Scholarship, students must:
  • Be admitted by January 31, 2017 as an incoming freshman to Texas A&M University-College Station for the fall semester after high school graduation
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Attend a Texas high school or home school in Texas
  • Have strong academic abilities as evidence in your grades and SAT/ACT test scores
  • Have a record of leadership in school and community
  • Demonstrate financial need by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Submit three letters of recommendation and a high school transcript.*
*The above item will be requested for those who are being reviewed by the Texas A&M University Terry Scholarship Review Committee and will not be accepted before they are requested. Request for these items does NOT necessarily indicate that you will be forwarded to the Terry Foundation for an interview.

To maintain eligibility once awarded the Terry Scholarship, students must:
  • Submit the FAFSA each year.
  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPR and 2.0 semester GPR
  • Enroll-full time each semester (minimum 12 hours) at Texas A&M
  • Attend the Terry Scholars Orientation in August
  • Attend the Terry Banquet in October
  • Attend the Terry Picnic in April/May
  • Participate in the ASPIRE learning community during your first year at A&M
  • Live in Hobby Hall in the Terry Scholars Living Learning Community their first year (unless they are in the Corps of Cadets)
Note: Students should refer to the Terry Scholar Handbook for the most up to date information.
To determine whether or not you might be eligible to apply for and/or receive the Terry Scholarship, please visit our Terry Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
 
Transfer
To be considered for the Terry Transfer Scholarship, students must:
  • Be admitted by May 1st as a transfer student to Texas A&M University-College Station for the fall semester in a degree-granting program for the purpose of completing your first baccalaureate degree
  • Must be 20 years of age by May 1 of the year in which you are applying
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Be a Texas resident
  • Enroll-full time each semester (minimum 12 hours) at Texas A&M
  • Have completed at least 30 transferable hours Must be a graduate of a Texas high school or equivalent
  • Submit the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FASFA) by March 1.

To maintain eligibility once awarded the Terry Scholarship, students must:
  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPR and 2.0 semester GPR
  • Enroll-full time each semester (minimum 12 hours) at Texas A&M
  • Attend the Terry Scholars Orientation in August
  • Attend the Terry Banquet in October
  • Attend the Terry Picnic in April/May
  • Participate in the Transfer Student Program through the Academic Success Center.
Note: Students should refer to the Terry Scholar Handbook for the most up to date information.
To determine whether or not you might be eligible to apply for and/or receive the Terry Transfer Scholarship, please visit our Terry Transfer Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
Freshmen
The Terry Scholarship award is for four years for the completion of the student’s first undergraduate degree, pending completion of all requirements, including maintaining good academic and participation standing.
Transfer
The Terry Transfer Scholarship award is for three years for the completion of the student’s first undergraduate degree, pending completion of all requirements, including maintaining good academic and participation standing.
Freshmen
To apply for the Terry Scholarship, students should complete the ApplyTexas Application or the Coalition Application for Freshman Admission.  The deadline to submit the application is December 1. Please complete the admissions portion of the application first and then the scholarship portion of the application. This will allow for your information to pre-populate on the scholarship application. In order for you to be considered for the Terry Scholarship, you should complete all questions and essays on the application for admissions and scholarships and submit both when complete.
 
Transfer
To apply for the Terry Transfer Scholarship, students should complete the ApplyTexas Transfer Application or the Coalition Application for admissions and scholarships. The deadline to submit the admissions and scholarship application for the fall term is March 1. Please complete the admissions portion of the ApplyTexas Transfer Application first and then the scholarship portion of the application. In order for you to be considered for the Terry Transfer Scholarship, you should complete all questions on the ApplyTexas Transfer Application for admissions and scholarships, submitting both when complete. If selected for further consideration, Texas A&M University will contact students with requests for further information.
 

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