WHAT IS THE TERRY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP?
The Terry Foundation Scholarship is for spring 2013 graduates of Texas high schools who demonstrate leadership ability, financial need, and scholastic achievement. The amount of the Terry scholarship is based upon the cost of attendance at the University of Houston and can be applied to the cost of tuition, fees, books, on-campus room and board, and miscellaneous expenses. Incoming 2012 Terry Scholars received an average award of $14,500 for the 2012-2013 academic year.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE TERRY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP?
The Terry Foundation scholarship is a private Houston-based scholarship program founded to provide scholarships to outstanding Texas high school graduates for attendance at Texas public colleges and universities, including the University of Houston. The specific amount of the stipend will vary for each Terry Scholar, depending on other scholarship awards and the ability of the Scholar’s family to contribute towards the cost of college.
Students nominated to the Foundation last year possessed an average SAT of 1200 (combined math and critical reading) with a majority of nominees ranking in the top 15% of their graduating classes. Ninety percent of the students nominated attended public high schools and were entering the University in majors ranging from the humanities and business to science, engineering and architecture. These numbers represent averages and are not minimum criteria; all interested qualified students are encouraged to apply.
HOW TO APPLY
The UH Terry Scholarship committee at the University of Houston seeks strong candidates to nominate to the Foundation for interviews. This year, the Committee will review and nominate 44 candidates for 22 incoming Terry Foundation scholarships. To be considered for nomination, candidates must complete an on-line application and submit supplementary materials via email. Complete guidelines and the 2013 application for the Terry Foundation Scholarship at the University of Houston are available at www.TheHonorsCollege.com/terry.
NOTE: Terry Scholars are strongly encourage to participate in the Honors College, but are not required to do so.
Qualified students should submit their completed Terry application, together with the supporting materials, at their earliest opportunity, but no later than February 1, 2013. All applications sent via U.S. mail must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2013.
Please feel free to contact me directly with additional questions you may have about the University of Houston or our scholarship opportunities for incoming freshman.
Jodie Köszegi, Assistant Dean
The Honors College at the University of Houston
UH Liaison for The Terry Foundation
212 M.D. Anderson Library
Houston, TX 77204-2001