Born of a desire of Howard and Nancy Terry to help young people to help themselves, The Terry Foundation's goal is to improve and develop the State of Texas by assisting Texas students to attend the state's finest public universities. The Foundation hopes that these students will have a significant impact on the future leadership of the state and nation. To achieve this goal, the Foundation awards scholarships to students who meet the high standards set by the Founders, Howard and Nancy Terry.       
A longtime resident of Houston, Howard Terry had been active for many years in banking, construction, real estate and oil and gas. With profound business success over the decades and their family's needs met, the Terrys developed a growing desire to give back to the community and, specifically, to help young people to reach their goals in higher education.

In 2011, the first year as a Terry Foundation school, Texas Tech welcomed 18 Terry Scholars. Those students started the Terry Scholar student organization at Texas Tech, including a Leadership Speaker Series. The next year we added 20 to the number. To date there over 175 current Terry Scholars at Texas Tech University. Program growth like this is unprecedented in the program’s 25 year history. The caliber of student applying at Texas Tech is outstanding. Texas Tech is thrilled to be a part of the Terry Family.
When students apply to the university, their applications are process through a matrix to look for the three pillars of a Terry Scholar: high leadership, high scholarship, and high financial need. There is a committee at Texas Tech, led by the Terry Coordinator,  who reviews the applications and submit a select few to the foundation for an in person interview. This year there were over 700 applications for 60 interview spots and only 28 Terry Scholarships awarded to incoming freshmen at Texas Tech.
The Scholarship is a “last dollar” scholarship so that each scholar is awarded the cost of attendance. In addition, the foundation has graciously added an additional semester of funding to be used towards study abroad programs. For Terry Scholars attending Texas Tech, this means that their scholarship award will be worth well over $100,000 over the course of 4 years.
The Terry Foundation Scholarship is more than a scholarship; it's a program. The program is designed to encourage students success and retention. With a dedicated program coordinator and a host of resources at the disposal of the scholars, success is highly anticipated.


Welcome to the incoming class of 2016 Terry Scholars.

Scout Blosser, Lubbock
Mickenzie Brownlow, Sweetwater
David Chavez, Dumas
Megan Crawford, San Angelo
Angel Cruz, Dallas
Carli Diver, Lytle
Ryan Earp, Florence
Molly Elkins, Houston
Bekah Havens, Mexia
Callie Hawkins, Canyon
Sarah Huerta, Irving
Kaleigh Jackson, Fate
Ran Johnston, Shallowater
Rebekah Lackey, Panhandle
Araceli  Martinez, Dallas
Laura Montoya, Plainview
Eric Moore, Katy
Natalie Payne, Sanger
Nicolas Rivera, Gruver
Rafe Royall, Garden City
Parker Sarchet, Anton
Chandler Sarchet, Anton
Ryan Senger, Comanche
Albert Valadez, El Paso
Osvaldo Vasquez, Texas City
Christine Vu, Garland
Carson Faith Wienecke, Lampasas
Savanna Wilson, Graham

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