The Terry Foundation was established in 1986 by Houstonians Howard and Nancy Terry 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 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 (Austin), Texas A&M
University (College Station), the University of Houston (Main Campus),
Texas State University-San Marcos, University of Texas at San Antonio, the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of North Texas, or Texas Tech University.
With principal selection criteria of
demonstrated potential and need, it
is the Founders' hope that Terry Scholars
will have a significant impact on the
future leadership of the state and nation.