The Terry Foundation was established in 1986 by Houstonians, Howard Terry (1916 – 2012) and Nancy Terry (1927 – 2012),
out of a desire to help young people to help themselves. The Foundation’s goal is to strengthen the State of Texas by identifying Texas high
school graduates and transfer students who have promise of future leadership distinction and assisting them in developing their future and the
future of those around them.
To achieve this goal, The Terry Foundation selects each year an outstanding group of Terry Scholars who are awarded collegiate scholarships for
attendance at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, University of Houston, Texas State University,
University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Texas at Dallas, University of North Texas, Texas Tech University, or Texas Woman’s University.
With principal selection criteria of demonstrated potential and need, it was the Founders’ hope that Terry Scholars will have a significant
impact on the future leadership of the state and nation.
Today, the Directors and staff, continue the Terrys’ legacy with the steady growth of the Freshmen Program and the introduction of the Transfer