Terry Foundation Scholarship

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 the Terrys decided to dedicate their time and resources to giving future generations of young people in Texas this same opportunity.

About the Terry Freshman Scholarship

The deadline to apply for the Terry Scholarship is December 1, 2015!

Criteria for the Terry Scholarship 

  • 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 community,

  • demonstrate financial need

How do I apply for the Terry Scholarship and when is the deadline?

To apply for the Terry Scholarship, students should complete the Apply Texas Application for Admissions and Scholarships. You may access the application at www.applytexas.org. The deadline to submit the application is December 1! Please submit everything as soon as possible to be in the running for the Terry Foundation Scholarship.  In order for you to be considered for the Terry Scholarship, you should complete all questions on the Apply Texas Application for admissions and scholarships and submit both when complete.

Do I need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid?

Yes, all students who are selected as Terry Scholarship recipients are REQUIRED to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 15.

How will I know if I am selected as a potential scholarship recipient?

The Texas A&M University at Galveston Terry Scholarship Committee will send you a letter and/or email if you are one of the potential students who will be forwarded to the Terry Foundation for an interview. 

Are interviews required; when are they set up?

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 mid-April. Your interview expenses will be reimbursed by the Terry Foundation.

When will I know if I will receive the scholarship?

You will learn whether you were selected to receive the Terry Scholarship in a letter from the Terry Foundation. You will be notified before May 1.

Am I eligible for this scholarship if I am not from Texas?

No, you must be a Texas resident to apply for this scholarship.

Am I eligible if I am a home-schooled student for this scholarship?

Yes, as long as you were home schooled in Texas and completed home school in Texas.

Am I eligible for this scholarship if I qualify as a Resident of Texas under House Bill 1403/Senate Bill 1528?

No, you are not eligible to apply.

What are the requirements to maintain the Terry Scholarship after my freshman year?

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 session your first year and orientation lunch each subsequent year, annual Terry fall banquet and the annual Terry Scholar picnic. You will receive information on these events and invitations from the Terry Foundation. You will receive a student handbook that will address in detail all the requirements.

What if I am offered a Scholarship & Financial aid merit or need based scholarship and I also receive the Terry Scholarship?

You may receive that scholarship along with the Terry Scholarship, as long as the Scholarships & Financial Aid awarded scholarship is less than $3000 annually, otherwise the Scholarships & Financial Aid awarded scholarship will be forfeited.

Where can I get more information?

More information about the Terry Foundation and the Terry Scholarship selection process is available at the Foundation website at www.terryfoundation.org.

What address do I use to send in letters of recommendation, if they are requested of me?

Texas A&M University at Galveston
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Attention: Terry Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 1675
Galveston, TX 77553

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