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Scholarship Spotlight: The Terry Foundation

Going to college is a huge step in a young adult’s life. It is the step he or she is making into their adulthood, and their success means everything. College is also one of the most expensive ventures she will be making. It could mean many many years of debt, or if you’re diligent, little to no debt at all.

In this blog post we will be focusing on one of the most generous scholarships you can obtain within Texas: The Terry Scholarship

The Terry Scholarship

The Terry Foundation Scholarship is awarded to college freshman who are Texas high school graduates. There is also a scholarship award called the Terry Transfer Foundation Scholarship which is given to non-traditional transfer students from Texas.

What the Terry Scholarship is intended to provide is a  scholarship up to a full ride to outstanding students from Texas.  

Who are the Terry Foundation?

Howard and Nancy Terry are long-time residents of Houston. Mr. Terry is a successful business man in a variety of industries, including banking, oil and gas. In 1986, the Terry family decided to give back and decided to help young people by setting up a scholarship foundation. Mr. Terry was always grateful for the financial assistance that enabled him to attend college, so to pay it forward, he and Mrs. Terry dedicate their time and resources to help future generations of students in Texas the same opportunity that he had.

The Terry Scholarship comes from Texas Longhorn roots. Howard Terry holds a BBA from the University of Texas, graduating in 1938. Terry is a self-made businessman and had a football scholarship to UT. He once said that receiving this scholarship was one of the most important moments in his life.

In the spirit of paying it forward, the Terry Scholarship offers exceptional Texas high school graduates and transfer students assistance to cover tuition, books and living costs. The goal is to help the students  graduate without any debt.

The Terry Foundation’s goal is to foster enterprise by “helping Texas college students to help themselves.”

Terry Scholarship Qualifications

  • Academic Achievement – Scholarship applicants must demonstrate strong academic abilities which are reflected by their grades and SAT or ACT scores.
  • Demonstrated Leadership – Applicants must have a record of leadership in their school or community
  • Financial Need – Applicants must demonstrate financial need as demonstrated on their FAFSA.
  • High School Graduate – Applicants must be a graduate of an accredited Texas high school or home school.

Click here for the full list of requirements.

Like any other scholarship, there is a deadline to apply!

For the next academic year, the deadline to apply for the Terry Scholarship is January 2, 2018.

Click here to read common questions about the Terry Scholarships.

If you want to talk more about this scholarship, or other scholarship opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact us! At Cash4College, we offer complimentary consultations. All you have to do is ask!

Nadine Underbrink, M. Ed.
​President, Cash4College



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