Terry Foundation Scholarship
The Terry Foundation, based in Houston, Texas, is the largest provider of private scholarships in the state of Texas, awarding funding to over 5800 scholars state-wide. Established in 1986 by philanthropists Howard and Nancy Terry to help students attain their higher education goals, the Terry Foundation’s mission is to improve and develop Texas students by helping them attend the state’s finest public universities. The Terry Foundation currently supports over 1000 students at 13 affiliated institutions.
In order to maintain a Terry Foundation Scholarship, there are three required events each scholar must attend annually:
The Terry Foundation Orientation - where new scholars get to know each other and meet Terry Foundation staff while learning about the requirements necessary to maintain their scholarship.
Annual banquet - where each fall Terry scholars network with faculty, staff, alumni, Foundation administrators and members of the Board of Directors while enjoying an elegant dinner.
Spring picnic - where UT Dallas Terry students join scholars from UNT, TWU and UT Arlington to thank the Terry Foundation for their support and update them on the year’s activities.