Terry Foundation Scholarship

The Terry Scholarship for incoming first-year students provides up to eight full semesters of undergraduate education. Selection for the Terry Foundation Scholars is a multi interview process. If selected as a finalist, you will need to be prepared to attend the Scholarship Invitational slated for early February 2023 in person or via web conference. There will be a follow up interview for those applicants that are moved forward to the Terry Foundation. Taking into account other free federal financial aid and state aid received, and your family’s estimated family contribution as indicated on your application, the Terry Scholarship can cover up to the total cost of attendance here at TWU, which includes tuition, fees, housing, meal plan, books and personal expenses.

Eligibility requirements for first year students:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • A record of leadership in school and/or community
  • Strong academic abilities, as evidenced by grades (3.0 GPA minimum)
  • Class rank
  • Demonstrate financial need, to be determined by FAFSA and/or committee (must complete the FAFSA by the priority deadline of January 15th)

Supplemental Questions
  1. REQUIRED - Please review information about the Terry Foundation Scholarship Application and selection process. You must acknowledge you have read the attached information. Click here to access the form.
  2. REQUIRED - Please upload your completed Terry Foundation Scholarship Application. You must complete all portions in order to be considered for this scholarship. Click here to access the form. The Essays and Letters of Recommendation will be separate from this application form.
  3. REQUIRED - Please upload your completed Activities & Involvement page. Click here to access the form.
  4. REQUIRED - Essay 1: Leadership Ability - In approximately 500 words, describe a situation where you displayed leadership. Be sure to describe your actions and the actions of those around you, and explain what you accomplished.
  5. REQUIRED - Essay 2: Personal Story - In approximately 500 words, tell us your story. What unique opportunities or challenges have you experienced throughout your high school career that have shaped who you are today?
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