What is the Terry Foundation Scholarship?

Howard and Nancy Terry were long-time residents of Houston, where Mr. Terry was 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.

Terry Traditional Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen

Terry Traditional applications will be accepted until January 6, 2018.

The Terry Traditional Scholarship will cover the Texas A&M University at Galveston cost of attendance and is offered for up to 8 full semesters of undergraduate education.

To be considered for a Terry Traditional Scholarship, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrate financial need by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA).
  • Be admitted as an incoming freshman to Texas A&M University at Galveston 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 in the community.

For more information regarding the Terry Foundation Scholarship, please visit the Foundation's website (https://terryfoundation.org).

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information regarding the Terry Scholarship.

If you have any additional questions related to the Terry Foundation Scholarship at Texas A&M University at Galveston, please contact blincowc@tamug.edu.

Terry Transfer Scholarship

Terry Transfer applications will be accepted until March 31, 2018.

The Terry Transfer Scholarship will cover 65 percent of the TAMU Galveston cost of attendance and is  offered for up to 6 full semesters of undergraduate education.

To be considered for a Terry Transfer Scholarship, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Demonstrate a strong academic abilities (minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA from current institution).
  • Be a Texas resident.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have current, continuous residency in the State of Texas for at least 3 years at the time of the application.
  • Have completed at least 30 hours of transferable credit (post-high school) in residence at a Texas college or university at the time of application.
  • Be at least 20 years of age on May 1 of the year in which the application is submitted.
  • Have applied and been admitted to Texas A&M University at Galveston for the upcoming summer or fall semester for the purpose of seeking a first baccalaureate degree.
  • Demonstrate a record of leadership and service.