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Are you Eligible?

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Current1, continuous2 resident of the State of Texas for at least 3 years
  • Completed3 at least 30 hours of transferrable4, post-high school credit5 at a Texas college or university6 at the time of application7
  • Be at least 21 years of age as of May 1, 2015
  • Strong academic abilities, as evidence by grades (minimum 3.0 GPA)
  • Will enroll in a degree program with the majority of courses taken face-to-face
    (Students taking only online courses are not eligible)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Acceptance to TWU as a full-time entering transfer student in the fall or the summer preceding
  • A record of leadership in school and/or community
  • Demonstrate strong leadership potential and character

1 "Current" means a resident of the State of Texas at the time of application deadline
2 Applicants can exclude time on active duty in uniformed service of the U.S. Such time outside the State of Texs while on active duty does not count against continuous residence
3 The 30 hour requirement must be satisfied at the time of application deadline
4 The 30 hours must be transferable. This excludes certain courses and credits that may not be complete at the time of application or that may not transfer
5 The 30 hour requirement may not include high school dual credit
6 Online courses from an accredited institution that results in transferable hours may count towards the 30 hour requirement if they are earned at a Texas college or university
7 The requirement of a "Texas college or university" allows students to transfer from another four year university as well as a community college or junior college, though it must be physically located within the State of Texas. Transferable credits earned at a duty station while on active duty as a member of a uniformed service of the U.S. will count towards the 30 hour requirement; such credits earned need not be at a "Texas college or university"

How to Apply

Submitting Your Application

Only typed applications will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be considerd.
Mail your completed Terry Application, essay and letters of recommendation to :

Terry Foundation Scholarships
TWU Student Life Office
PO Box 425379
Denton, TX 76204

For your application to be considered, your application, essay and letters of recommendation must be submitted by March 31, 2015. Mailed applications MUST be postmarked no later than March 31, 2015 to be considered. Admission to TWU must be completed at this time, any/all transcripts on fill at this time will be considered.

The Selection Process

Texas Woman’s University will review all applications submitted, interview a select number of students and nominees will be forwarded to the Foundation for review and final interviews by the Foundation's representatives in June.

All final decisions regarding Terry Foundation Scholarships are made by the Terry Foundation. Please note that TWU serves as a nominating body only; final decisions regarding scholarship awards are made by the Terry Foundation.

Award Amount

Terry Transfer Scholarships are a fixed $13,000 per academic year.

Student Housing

Terry Transfer Scholars are not required to live on campus but are more than welcome to do so. Visit the Department of University Housing for more information. 

Continuing Scholar Expectations

To continue receiving these scholarships each year, you must meet the following renewal criteria:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester (most Terry Scholars maintain cumulative GPAs above a 3.0)
  • Maintain full-time enrollment status and obtain advance permission before making any changes in full-time enrollment status, including withdrawl or transfer
  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year and comply with any verification requests
  • Write and submit to the Terry Foundation an acceptable self-evaluation letter each year
  • Attend all functions sponsored by the Terry Foundation (3 per academic year)
  • Comply with all aspects of the university code of conduct and the Terry Foundation Scholar Handbook

Technology issues

PC Users: You must use Adobe Reader on your computer to be able to open and fill out application.

Mac Users: Your Mac may open the document in Preview Mode. You will need to close preview and open the document using Adobe Reader. You may not have Adobe Reader on your computer, if so you need to download and install it. Open the document using Adobe Reader and you should be able to fill out application. In order to save your application if you wish go to File, then the bottom lef you will see PDF, click on the down arrow and click on Save as a PDF.

The TWU Technology Service Desk can provide additional support at 940-898-3971 or


Diana P. Gomez
Coordinator of TWU & Terry Scholars
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 425379
Denton, TX 76204

page last updated 3/9/2015 12:01 PM