The Honors College at the University of Texas at Dallas

Applying for the Terry Scholars Traditional Program

If you are interested in applying to the UT Dallas Terry Scholars Program, please review the qualifications below.

  • Graduating senior of a Texas high school or home school
  • Acceptance to The University of Texas at Dallas (fall only)
  • Exhibit a notable record of leadership and volunteerism
  • Demonstrate a strong record of academic achievement
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) review – eligibility for need-based aid is not a requirement to receive the scholarship
  • Annual family income - $85,000 and below (subject to a case-by-case review)
  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

Application Information

In addition to the application, please provide the following:

  • Sealed official copy of high school transcript with grades earned in the senior year
  • Two signed letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes (one from a high school teacher)

Deadline date: Friday, January 15, 2016 (documents may be postmarked).

Applications should be submitted via e-mail to:

Letters of recommendation can be e-mailed to or mailed (along with transcripts) to:

UT Dallas Terry Scholars
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Road, GC 10
Richardson, TX 75080 - 3021

Other Important Information

  • Apply for on-campus housing (Terry Scholars are required to live in the residence hall their first year)
  • Amount of scholarship: the average four-year award amount, either through a combination of need-based aid and the Terry stipend, or simply the Terry stipend, is $104,000.

Application Form for the Terry Scholarship

Applications for 2016 are no longer being accepted.