My daughter was nervous when she received the first call about the interview for a chance to receive the Terry scholarship at Texas Tech. The nervousness didn't end until the day interview was scheduled was finally over. After arriving for the interview, my daughter and I were welcome by kind staff who made us feel comfortable about the meeting to come. As I sat and waited for my daughter to end the interview, I learn a lot of information from the college representatives about the Terry scholarship, freshman year, and how it was a privilege to be considered for this scholarship. Finding out over six hundred applicants applied for the scholarship and only about sixty five were called for an interview. We had no prior knowledge of Texas Tech or the Terry scholarship Foundation before attending the interview. My daughter first choice college was Baylor. So many colleges had solicited her application. Harvard had interviewed her prior to meeting.
Once leaving the Terry interview, we were no longer confused about what college to choose. My daughters' interest had change to Texas Tech. We prayed and hoped she would receive the call to announce she was the recipient of the Terry scholarship. My daughter told me the email came through the busy hectic schedule of her day. She was chosen as a recipient of the Terry scholarship. She had no time to tell me right away. We celebrated the answer to prayer and now anticipated the ride to see the campus.
During the summer, we were scheduled to meet the Terry Scholar Director, Mrs. Heather Medley. She was a pleasure to meet and quite an asset to the college. She gave such a pleasant and detailed presentation for us. We didn't have many questions to ask at the end of meeting, due to Mrs. Medley thorough explanation of the enrollment process. My daughter was now comfortable about beginning her college experience at Tech. The campus is huge and beautiful. Seeing the Texas Tech Masked Rider on a huge horse, dressed in black clothing really impressed us. We were certain this is where my daughter was intended to be.
Now her freshman year is almost over in a couple of months. She is so happy to be a Raider and I am absolutely proud the Terry Scholarship was available and offered to my daughter. I want to THANK the TERRY FOUNDATION for their financial support and thoughtfulness of students needing financial support.
May you all be blessed,
A freshman parent
While not the author of all of the posts, Heather Medley, the Terry Program Director at Texas Tech is the blogger of choice here.