Current Terry Scholars
A Cut Above
The Terry Foundation Scholarship Program does not consist merely of issuing checks once a semester; instead, it offers a sense of family and community. The Foundation stays in close contact with Scholars throughout their education and encourages them and alumni to assist each other whenever possible. Terry Scholars are also expected to participate in student organizations and to be involved on campus.
The Terry Foundation hosts three events each year—orientation, the fall banquet, and the spring picnic—that Scholars are required to attend.
At the beginning of each academic year, the Foundation holds an orientation session for all current Scholars, where freshmen and incoming transfer students receive valuable information about the Terry program. At the same meeting, Foundation representatives and educational professionals discuss strategies for developing effective study skills
In the fall, a formal dinner is held that features presentations by upperclassmen, representatives of the Terry Student Organization, and an invited guest speaker. The dinner is preceded by a reception and a photo opportunity. This is an chance for Scholars to meet and mingle with the directors, student officers, Foundation staff, Terry alumni, and each other.
In the late spring, all of the Scholars from every university with a Terry Foundation Scholarship Program travel by bus to relax at a picnic where the accomplishments of the graduating seniors are recognized. Currently there are multiple locations for the spring picnic. Terry Scholars from UTA will attend the Dallas area picnic.