First-Year Students

The 2018 Terry Scholarship Application

  • Scholarship Deadline: January 12, 2018

Are You Eligible?

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • A record of leadership in school and/or community
  • Strong academic abilities
    o Grades  Minimum 3.0.
    o SAT – 1110 evidence-based reading & math
    o ACT – 23 composite
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Will graduate from a Texas high school or home-school program in Texas
  • Acceptance to TWU as a full-time entering freshmen for the fall semester

Award Amount

The award amount is determined annually based on the cost of attendance here at TWU, including tuition, fees, books, on-campus housing, meal plan and personal expenses. The actual amount of the award will vary for each scholar, depending on other scholarship awards and the ability of the scholar's family to contribute to the cost of college.

The Foundation provides assistance to cover up to the total cost of attendance for four years. All final decisions regarding Terry Foundation Scholarship awards and award amounts are made by the Terry Foundation. In fall 2017 the Terry Foundation granted  $100,800 to 15 TWU first-year scholars. Please note that TWU serves as a nominating body only; final decisions regarding scholarship awards are made by the Terry Foundation

Student Housing

Terry Scholars are required to live on campus. Terry Scholars live together during the first year in Guinn Hall. Living together helps create a strong community and Terry Scholars form lasting friendships during their time in the residence hall. Many choose to continue to live with other Terry Scholars on campus after their first year. 
On-campus housing applications and deposits are required prior to award of scholarship.