Terry Traditional Scholarship

Deadline Varies
Awards Available: Varies

Scholarship Description

The Terry Traditional Scholarship, or Freshman Scholarship, is a full ride, last dollar scholarship that covers up to eight semesters. It is awarded to Texas high school seniors (including homeschooled students) who have been accepted for admission to one of the Terry-affiliated public universities in Texas (deadlines will vary by institution).


  • Academic Achievement: Applicants must demonstrate strong academic abilities, as evidenced by grades and SAT/ACT scores.
  • Demonstrated Leadership: Applicants must have a record of leadership in school and in the community.
  • Financial Need: Applicants must demonstrate financial need, as evidenced by the completion of the FAFSA.
  • Citizenship and Residency: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a Permanent Resident and meet Texas residency requirements. Candidates must also qualify for in-state tuition and for federal financial aid assistance.
  • High School Graduate: Applicants must have graduated from an accredited Texas high school or homeschool. Applicants who have taken a gap year immediately following their graduation from high school are not eligible for consideration.
  • College Admission: Applicants must be admitted to a Terry-affiliated college or university as a full-time entering Freshman student for the upcoming Fall Semester.
  • On-Campus Residency: Applicants must apply and commit to residing on campus for the first year of school.
  • Terry School Nomination: Applicants must be nominated by one of the thirteen Terry-affiliated Texas public universities.

Terry Scholarship affiliates at each university review applications and nominate candidates for interviews with the Foundation. All candidates who wish to compete for a Terry Scholarship must meet with a Terry Interview Panel.

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