Record Number of Terry Scholarships Awarded to Texas Tech Students
A total of 56 Texas Tech University students will be receiving Terry Scholarships for the upcoming school year. The 24 transfer students receiving the scholarships are the first transfer student scholarships awarded from the foundation. The other 32 scholarships are being awarded to incoming freshman.
“We congratulate the outstanding students who were awarded with distinguished Terry Foundation scholarships,” said Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis. “One of the fastest-growing universities in the foundation’s history, Texas Tech represents the rich academic tradition of the foundation and offers these students the opportunity to receive their education here.”
According to Texas Tech, the Terry Foundation provides transfer students a scholarship for up to three years and incoming freshman with four-year scholarships for Texas residents attending certain universities in Texas. Terry Scholars are selected from a highly competitive applicant pool of incoming freshmen and transfer students who demonstrate exceptional leadership, character, financial need and scholastic ability.
“Texas Tech University is currently home to 93 Terry Scholars,” said Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance. “These individuals represent the best and the brightest, and this year’s outstanding number reflects the world-class education and programs offered here at Texas Tech. We are proud of the students receiving the Terry Scholarship, and I am confident that as our university continues to grow and advance we can look forward to welcoming many more students of this quality.”
The Terry Foundationwas established in 1986 by Houstonians Howard and Nancy Terry. More than 200 applications were made to Texas Tech for the scholarship.