Welcome to Terry Scholars®

Who Are the Scholars?

Howard and Nancy Terry created the Terry Foundation® to help young people help themselves. Their desire to invest in Texas students was born of their belief that a university – like the state it represents – is only as good as the educated citizens it produces. The legacy of Howard and Nancy Terry lives on in the thousands of Scholars who bear their name and exemplify the Four Pillars of the Terry Scholarship Program every day: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Community.

To date, the Terry Foundation has funded a total of 348 Terry Scholars attending UTSA since 2006. UTSA currently houses 46 active Terry Scholars for the Fall of 2022!

Terry Scholars Service Impact


First Year of Terry Affiliation


Total Number of UTSA Terry Scholars


Total Amount of Scholarships Awarded


Terry Scholars Enrolled for 2021-2022

What is the Terry Scholars® program at UTSA?

Terry Scholars are selected based on three criteria:

  • Leadership potential and character
  • Scholastic record and ability
  • Financial need

 The Terry Scholar who meets all scholarship continuation requirements can receive up to 8 semesters of undergraduate funding for tuition, fees, books, housing and meal plan. Scholars meeting additional GPA requirements may also qualify to receive additional funding for one study abroad experience. Terry Scholars are active members of the university community and participate in the Terry Scholars student organization on campus.

Terry Scholars Banquet 2019
Terry Scholars Merry Terry 2019
Terry Scholars Orientation 2019
Terry Scholars Pets Alive 2020
The Four Pillars