Soon after Texas Tech University Honors College announced the names of 32 freshmen receiving Terry Scholarships, 24 transfer students also learned they are receiving the first ever transfer scholarships from the foundation.
Together the number of scholarships awarded makes Texas Tech the fastest-growing school in the foundation’s 25 year history. No other university has grown in number of scholars as quickly.
“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.”
The inaugural 2013 class of transfer scholars will be awarded a projected $576,000. The university received more than 200 applications for the highly prestigious scholarship.
The Terry Foundation provides transfer students a scholarship for up to three years and provides incoming freshman four-year scholarships for Texas residents attending Texas Tech University and several other universities in Texas. Terry Scholars are selected from a highly competitive applicant pool who demonstrate exceptional leadership, character, financial need and scholastic ability.
“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. The foundation’s goal is to strengthen the state of Texas by identifying, developing and supporting Texas high school graduates and to help young people help themselves.
“Texas Tech University is currently home to 93 Terry Scholars,” said Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance. “These individuals represent the best and the brightest, and this year’s outstanding number reflects the world-class education and programs offered here at Texas Tech. We are proud of the students receiving the Terry Scholarship, and I am confident that as our university continues to grow and advance we can look forward to welcoming many more students of this quality.”