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.

Application Opens September 1, 2023
Application Deadline December 1, 2023

There will be a temporary closure of the UTSA Scholarship HUB for annual maintenance.   The system will be closed from September 21 to October 1.  Please note that any information you have entered into the Terry Scholars application prior to the maintenance closure will not be lost.  When the system reopens you may be asked to resubmit information for the UTSA General Application but all information from the Terry Scholars application will be preserved and you will be able to continue your application process.

Information Sessions

Students, families, and high school counselors can learn more about the Terry Scholars at UTSA by attending our information sessions offered through Zoom.

Register for Honors College Special Programs Info Session 
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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
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.