Who Are the Scholars?

Howard and Nancy Terry created the Terry Foundation® to help young people help themselves. Their desire to invest in Texas students was born of their belief that a university – like the state it represents – is only as good as the educated citizens it produces. The legacy of Howard and Nancy Terry lives on in the thousands of Scholars who bear their name and exemplify the Four Pillars of the Terry Scholarship Program every day: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Community.

The application period for students entering college in Fall 2024 has closed.

If you will be graduating high school in Spring 2025, the application will open in September 2024 with a deadline of December 1, 2024.
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First Year of Terry Affiliation


Total Number of Terry Scholars at UTSA


Total Amount of Scholarships Awarded


Terry Scholars at UTSA Enrolled for 2021-2022

What is the Terry Scholars® program at UTSA?

Terry Scholars are selected based on three criteria:

  • Leadership potential and character
  • Scholastic record and ability
  • Financial need
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The Terry Scholar who meets all scholarship continuation requirements can receive up to 8 semesters of undergraduate funding for tuition, fees, books, housing, and meal plan. Scholars meeting additional GPA requirements may also qualify to receive additional funding for one study abroad experience. Terry Scholars are active members of the university community and participate in the Terry Scholars student organization on campus.

Terry Scholars at UTSA Events

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Terry Scholar at UTSA Eligibility

You may apply for the Terry Scholar® program prior to your acceptance into UTSA. However, you must have your myUTSA ID that is sent after your application is processed into UTSA’s system. Follow this link to find out more.