Julia Barnes, a senior at Colmesneil High School, has enrolled at Texas State University with a Terry Scholarship award for $19,000 per year for four years. She will be pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in pediatrics and nutrition.
Terry Scholars are selected based on three criteria: academic excellence, leadership potential and financial need. For Fall 2014, the Foundation interviewed 652 and selected 322 Terry Scholars. This will be the largest freshman class of Terry Scholars to date. The Terry Foundation Scholarship works with a reasonable family contribution and other scholarships/grants to cover the full cost of attendance for up to 8 semesters.
The Terry Foundation is a Houston-based scholarship program founded to provide scholarships to outstanding Texas high school graduates and transfer scholars for attendance at public colleges and universities within the state. Established in 1986 by Houston philanthropists Howard and Nancy Terry, the Foundation has assisted thousands of Terry Scholars in meeting the Founders' goal of helping Texas college students to help themselves.