About the Foundation:
The Terry Foundation is one of the largest providers of private scholarships awarded in the state of Texas. Founded in 1986 by philanthropists Howard and Nancy Terry, the Houston-based foundation has gone on to support over 3,200 Texas students in their pursuit of higher education. The goal of the Foundation is to assist Texas high school students who have excelled in the areas of academics, service and leadership, and provide these students with the means to attend college when other funding might not be attainable. Currently, the Foundation supports students at 13 universities.
The Terry Foundation Scholarship was initiated at Texas State University in 2004. Since then, the number of current Terry Scholars has grown to over 100 students. Current Terry Scholars are also active participants in the Honors Program
at Texas State, as well as the Texas State Terry Scholars Student Organization. As the number of students increases year to year, the influence of the Texas State Terry Scholars becomes ever more present at our university.