Terry Foundation Scholarship

Terry Foundation Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students

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The Terry Foundation is a Houston-based philanthropic organization that provides scholarships for outstanding Texas students to attend in-state public colleges and universities including the University of Houston. The amount of the Terry scholarship is based on the cost of attendance (tuition, fees, books, room and board, and miscellaneous expenses) and is adjusted individually based on additional sources of financial support. Established in 1986 by Nancy & Howard Terry, the foundation has awarded 4-year scholarships to thousands of graduating high school seniors from all over the state. 

Moreover, the Terry Foundation has expanded its program to include Transfer/Non-Traditional students at the University of Houston. The amount of the Terry transfer scholarship is up to $13,000 per year and is renewable for 3 years of undergraduate study. To be considered for either of these scholarships, applicants should demonstrate the following:

Freshman Applicant Qualifications:

  • Financial need
  • A record of leadership in school and community
  • Strong academic abilities as evidenced by grades and SAT/ACT scores
  • Meet U.S. and Texas residency and citizenship requirements sufficient to qualify for in-state tuition and financial aid
  • Graduation from a Texas high school or homeschool
  • Reside on campus for the first year
  • Admission for Fall 2015 to the University of Houston as a full-time entering Freshman student

Transfer Applicant Qualifications:

  • Financial need
  • A record of leadership in school and community
  • Strong academic abilities (minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA)
  • Meet U.S. and Texas residency and citizenship requirements sufficient to qualify for in-state tuition and financial aid
  • Completed at least 30 hours of transferrable, post-high school credit in residence at a Texas college or university at the time of application
  • Be at least 21 years of age on May 1 of the year in which the application is submitted
  • Current continuous resident of the State of Texas for at least 3 years at the time of application
  • Admission for Fall 2015 to the University of Houston and The Honors College as a Transfer student

How to Apply

The Freshman application is currently closed. To apply for the Terry Transfer Scholarship, please follow these steps:

  1. Fill out this PDF application, save as a PDF, and email your completed form to terry@uh.edu.
  2. Email your required essay and optional resume to terry@uh.edu.
  3. Letters of recommendation are not required but up to one letter can be accepted. If you would like to submit a letter of recommendation, please have your recommender email their letter directly to terry@uh.edu.
  4. Your application will not be completed until you are formally admitted to the University of Houston as a Transfer student for Summer or Fall 2015. At that point, we will download all of your transcripts from previously attended institutions from the University of Houston database.

If you have any questions, please contact Franco Martinez at fsmartinez@uh.edu.

The Transfer Application and supporting documents are due May 1.