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The Terry Foundation Scholarship at Texas A&M University at Galveston

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 Foundation

Terry Traditional Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen    

Terry Traditional applications will be accepted until January 24, 2020.

The Terry Traditional Scholarship will cover up to 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 (FAFSA).
  • 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 (

Terry Traditional (Freshman) Scholarship FAQ    

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

Students must complete the Apply Texas application for admissions and scholarships. You may access the application at The deadline to submit the application is January 24, 2020. 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.

Is the traditional scholarship transferrable?

Traditional scholars must attend the university for which the student interviews for at least one year.

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

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

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 an 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 late March to early April.

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 cumulative GPA and 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.

How is the amount of the Terry Scholarship determined?

Taking into account other scholarships that a student may receive, the Foundation provides sufficient assistance to cover tuition, books, fees, and reasonable living expenses on campus. The actual specific amount of the stipend will vary for each Scholar, depending on the other scholarship awards and the ability of the Scholar’s family to contribute to the cost of college. The Foundation encourages Scholars to apply for other scholarships or grants or any other financial assistance for which they may be qualified, so that the Foundation’s financial resources may be extended to help as many students as possible; however, it is the Foundation’s intent that Traditional Scholars will not need to incur student loan debt.

What about Pell Grants?

A Pell Grant is a federal grant for undergraduate students with financial need. Terry Traditional Scholar applicants must complete the FAFSA, and Terry Scholars who qualify for Pell Grants will automatically be awarded in the financial aid awarding process. Receiving a Pell Grant does not disqualify an applicant from being awarded a Terry Scholarship.

Are Terry Traditional Scholars required to live on campus?

Yes, traditional Scholars are required to live on campus in the Terry-designated residence hall.

Contact Us    

If you have any additional questions related to the Terry Foundation Scholarship at Texas A&M University at Galveston, please contact or

Terry Foundation

Courtney Blincow

Courtney Blincow
(409) 740-4414

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