Officials at Texas Tech University’s Honors College announced the names of 51 students receiving Terry Scholarships, again making the university the fastest-growing school in the foundation’s 25-year history. No other university has grown as quickly in number of scholars.
The 2014 class of scholars will be awarded a projected $1.7 million. The university received more than 600 applicants for the scholarship. Last year’s class was awarded a projected $1.4 million with more than 500 applicants for the scholarship.
With the addition of the new class, a total of 141 Terry Scholars will now attend Texas Tech with approximately $3.8 million in total funds. The Terry Scholar Program began in 2011 at Texas Tech.
“Texas Tech’s incredible growth in the number of Terry Scholars in the past two years shows not only the type of high-caliber students the university attracts but also reflects well on the type of education these students are seeking from Texas Tech,” said Michael San Francisco, dean of the Honors College. “It is my hope that this year’s success will encourage even more students to apply to the Terry program in the upcoming years.”
The Terry Foundation provides four-year scholarships for Texas residents attending Texas Tech and several other universities in Texas. Terry Scholars are selected from a highly competitive applicant pool of incoming freshmen and transfer students who demonstrate exceptional leadership, character, financial need and scholastic ability.
The actual amount of the award will vary for each scholar depending on other scholarships and the ability of the scholar’s family to contribute to the cost of college.
“Texas Tech is one of the fastest growing schools in the history of our program,” said Ed Cotham, president of the foundation. “Every time we visit the campus we are amazed at the world-class facilities and the energetic faculty and staff. We continue to be impressed with the students and look forward to a long and successful partnership with the university to develop the future leaders of Texas.”
The Terry Foundation was established in 1986 by Houstonians Howard and Nancy Terry out of a desire to help young people help themselves. The foundation’s goal is to strengthen the state of Texas by identifying, developing and supporting Texas high school graduates with high leadership potential.
“We congratulate the outstanding students who were awarded with distinguished Terry Foundation scholarships,” said Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis. “One of the fastest-growing universities in the foundation’s history, Texas Tech represents the rich academic tradition of the foundation and offers these students the opportunity to receive their education here.”
For more information on Texas Tech’s Terry Scholarship Program, visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/honors/Terry.php.
Terry Scholar Award Recipients
Corpus ChristiRobert Villareal
El PasoGerardo Perez
Garden CityLexie Shaefer
Grand PrairieKaeli Faires
Henry Gaus III
North Richland HillsNicole Polito
San AngeloRosa Bailey
SomervilleCasey A. Williford
The ColonyAly Cario
The WoodlandsDavid Olivera
Wills PointRachel Myers
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