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TWU to welcome first Terry Scholars this fall

7/12/13

DENTON — Among the new freshmen entering Texas Woman’s University this fall are 16 recipients of the first Terry Foundation scholarships offered at the university.

Terry Scholars are selected from a highly competitive applicant pool of incoming freshmen who demonstrate exceptional leadership, character, financial need and scholastic ability. The award covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, on-campus room and board and miscellaneous expenses. The scholarships are renewable annually at the discretion of the foundation’s board of directors for up to eight semesters.

TWU’s first class of Terry Scholars includes:

• Ishita Alam of Mansfield Timberview High School, who will major in family studies;
• Jenna Bird of Denton Calvary Academy, who will major in nursing;
• Christine De Ocampo of Frisco Heritage High School, who will major in nursing;
• Corbin Dotson of Rider High School in Wichita Falls, who will major in kinesiology;
• Amie Du of Denton’s Guyer High School, who will major in chemistry;
• Sarah Gerken of Gainesville High School, who will major in interdisciplinary studies;
• Janette Gula of Duncanville High School, who will major in biochemistry;
• Keri Anne Jones of Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland, who will major in kinesiology;
• Katherine Kellett of Martin High School in Arlington, who will major in social work;
• Ifra Khan of Frisco Heritage High School, who will major in biology;
• Jordan Kiefer of Allen High School, who will major in kinesiology;
• Monica Mathis of Sherman High School, who will major in kinesiology;
• Kristen Maxwell of Caddo Mills High School, who will major in nursing;
• Mahaley Millican of Aubrey High School, who will major in communication sciences;
• Ashley Price of Valley View High School, who will major in mathematics;
• Jessica Zondag of Early High School in May, who will major in business administration-accounting.

The Terry Foundation was established in 1986 by Houstonians Howard and Nancy Terry out of a desire to help young people help themselves. The foundation’s goal is to strengthen the state of Texas by identifying and supporting Texas high school graduates with high leadership potential.

For more information about Terry Foundation scholarships at TWU, visit www.twu.edu/terry-scholarships.


Media Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Writer
940-898-3456
kgarcia@twu.edu

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