We are incredibly proud of all of the Terry Scholars and understand the sacrifice and commitment that it takes to be a scholar. This semester, as we doubled in size, we maintained our incredibly high academic standards, well above the mark the foundation has set for us.
Congratulations to all scholars on a job well done this semester!
We would like to recognize those scholars who went above and beyond to achieve perfection this semester. You make us all look good. Here are the list of scholars with a 4.0 GPA this semester:
Congrats to you all for making it through your first semester at Tech! This is a real accomplishment and I hope you all met or exceeded your academic goals.
Now I realize the dust hasn't yet settled from the fall semester but I wanted to send out a reminder that the scholarship application is OPEN for the 2014-2015 academic year, and that the deadline is February 1st! So please, please set a reminder on your phone calendar - or add a note into your planner/organizer for early January to address this issue. Personally I recommend handling your application ASAP to get it out of the way, because once January rolls around and classes are getting fired-up again, the new flavor of madness will begin. Do yourself a favor and don't procrastinate on this issue, as there are many great resources available to us all.
So here are some important dates and links:
Feb 1st 2014
Applications for 2014-15 scholarships for current Red Raiders need to be submitted by Feb 1st 2014:
The third section from the top has a link to the application - just click and get started
Feb 15th 2014
Your FAFSA application must be completed and submitted no later than 02/15/2014
This application is ESSENTIAL as not only is it required by the Terry Foundation as part of your annual commitment and assessment, it also allows you to be considered for needs-based scholarships. As an FYI, when you submit your Red Raider scholarship application (on time!), you will automatically be paired to scholarships that your are eligible for. If you do not submit your FAFSA, you WILL NOT be considered for needs-based scholarships. Period. So please don't handicap your opportunities by failing to complete this mandatory step on time. It would be such a shame to lose this privilege for no good reason.
In addition to the scholarship opportunities presented through Texas Tech's scholarship office, there are numerous external opportunities that can be pursued. Under Ms. Medley's direction I am trying to set up meetings with Helen Carter and Ms. Fallwell so I can better understand the additional resources available, and effective methods to pursue them. I will update you all with my findings once I have spoken to Ms. Carter and Ms. Fallwell respectively.
Also, Ms. Fallwell generously proposed (to Ms. Medley) to host a talk on how to secure "big money" from external scholarship sources. With Ms. Medley's assistance I think we should try and set this up as early in January as possible. If you would be interested in attending something like this, please let me know and I will get the ball rolling immediately.
Here is a document that covers FAQ's regarding TTU Scholarships:
And lastly, here are a few scholarship opportunities that I found on Tech Announce (another good place to find opportunities - of all kinds!)
I hope everyone was successful in registering for the classes they needed/wanted and can relax into a great Christmas and a happy new year.
Dear Scholars, Alumni and Friends:
The Foundation marks the end of an era with today’s retirement announcement by Beth Freeman, Director of Scholar Relations.
As some of those receiving this e-mail can attest, Beth has served the Foundation since its inception. Originally named Foundation Administrator in 1988, she handled administrative matters for the Foundation essentially single-handedly for the first twelve years of its existence. Subsequently named Director of Scholar Relations in 2002, Beth has managed a population growth from just 17 Scholars in 1988 to a total of 993 Scholars enrolled currently.
Often referred to as the “face” of the Foundation, Beth has, over the years, counseled, encouraged, and managed scholarships for over 3,248 Terry Scholars.
As the long-time Executive Assistant to Founder Howard L. Terry, Beth was hired initially in 1984 by Mr. Terry as an executive secretary. After a career with Mr. Terry that now marks three decades -- in a role that expanded far beyond what she could have ever imagined -- she is often reminded by co-workers of a quote from Mr. Terry in his later years (referring to Beth’s long-time dedicated service) when he would smile and observe “Yeah, I think we’ll keep her…”
The Foundation extends grateful thanks and fond best wishes to a faithful employee who will be missed by co-workers and Scholar Alumni alike.
Beth’s last day in the Foundation offices will be Friday, December 13th, after which Beth reports that she is looking forward to spending more time with her grandchildren and also traveling. Until that time, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. After that date, friends and Scholar Alumni are encouraged to keep in touch at email@example.com.
The Terry Foundation
3104 Edloe, Suite 205
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 552-0002 ext. 216