To be considered for the 2025 Terry Scholarship at UTA as an incoming freshman, a student must:

  • Have demonstrated participation and leadership in community, work, school, or other organizations.
  • Have strong academic abilities, as evidenced by grades and SAT/ACT scores:
    • SAT/ACT scores will not be required for the 2025-2026 application cycle. 
    • Submitting SAT/ACT scores may help your holistic application review.
  • Be able to demonstrate financial need (subject to case-by-case review).
  • Be a graduate of a Texas high school or Texas home-school
  • Apply for admission to UTA as a full-time student for 2025-2026. We recommend that you apply for the University prior to January 12th. This date is a target date so that you will be admitted before applications are reviewed. Anyone not admitted to the University by the time applications are reviewed cannot be considered.
  • Complete the Free Application for FAFSA (Federal Student Aid) eligibility for need based aid is not a requirement to receive the scholarship.
  • Be willing to live on campus in the designated Terry Scholars residence hall for at least the first year.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.