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Terry Freshman Scholarship FAQ

The Terry Scholarship provides scholarships up to the cost of attendance to outstanding students from Texas. Other scholarships or aid and family household contribution are considered when determining the Terry scholarship stipend.

The deadline to apply for the Terry Scholarship is December 1*.

  • Be admitted by January 31 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 academic performance
  • Have a record of leadership in school and community
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Live on-campus during freshman year at Texas A&M
  • Submit two 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.

Note: Request for these items does NOT necessarily indicate that your application will be sent to the Terry Foundation for an interview.
To apply for the Terry Scholarship, you 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 ApplyTexas Application along with the scholarship portion of the application. To be considered for the Terry Scholarship, you should complete all questions on the ApplyTexas Application for admissions and scholarships and submit both when complete.
  • ApplyTexas Application or Coalition Application for Freshman Admission
  • All essays as required on the admissions application (there are two; one for admissions and one for the Terry scholarship)
  • All Terry Scholarship recipients are REQUIRED to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by December 15.
How do you show leadership in your life? How do you see yourself being a leader at Texas A&M University?

Tips to consider: Leadership can be demonstrated by positions you hold as an officer in a club/organization, but other types of leadership are important too. Leaders can emerge in various situations at any given time, including outside of school. Share a brief description of the type of leadership qualities you possess, from school and non-school related experiences including leadership in your job, your community, or within your family responsibilities. Then, share how you hope to demonstrate leadership as a member of our campus community. Limit your response to 250-300 words.
The Texas A&M Terry Scholarship Committee will send you an email if you are one of the potential students who will be forwarded to the Terry Foundation for an interview from the email address.
Interviews are required; potential Terry scholarship recipients are contacted by the Terry Foundation in March to schedule the date, time and location for the interview. Interviews are typically held in late March and early April.

No, you must be a Texas resident to apply for this scholarship.
Yes, as long as you were home-schooled in Texas and completed home school in Texas.
No, students must attend Texas A&M at College Station to be eligible for consideration for the Terry Scholarship.
You must maintain a 2.5 GPA overall. You must maintain a 2.0 GPA each semester. You will be required to attend a fall orientation, annual Terry fall banquet and the annual Terry Scholar picnic each year. You will receive information on these events and invitations from the Terry Foundation. You must remain in good standing with the University and the Terry Foundation. You will receive a student handbook that will address in detail all the requirements.
If you receive university-awarded academic scholarships of this type and you receive the Terry Scholarship, you will forfeit the academic scholarships that were awarded; however the Terry Scholarship will make up for the loss of these scholarships.
If you are selected for the Terry Scholarship the Scholarships & Financial Aid scholarships will be forfeited; the Terry Scholarship will make up for the loss of these scholarships.

More information about the Terry Foundation and the Terry Scholarship selection process is available at
For any additional questions for Texas A&M you may email

*If the deadline falls on a weekend, the application will remain open until 11:59 PM (CST) on the following Monday.