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Texas Tech Terry Transfer Scholars Announced

Texas Tech is the fastest-growing Terry Scholar university in Texas.

Written by Megan Ketterer

Terry Foundation

The Houston-based scholarship program was founded to provide assistance to outstanding Texas high school graduates for attendance at public colleges and universities within the state.

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 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 incoming freshman with four-year scholarships for Texas residents attending certain universities in Texas. Terry Scholars are selected from a highly competitive applicant pool of incoming freshmen and transfer students who demonstrate exceptional leadership, character, financial need and scholastic ability.

“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.”

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 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.”

Recipients of the scholarship are:

  • Simon Bainbridge, Houston
  • Rocky Brashears, Garland
  • Alex Burts, League City
  • Leonardo Castaneda, Friona
  • Austin Crissman, Bells
  • Kenneth Gillespie, Mineral Wells
  • Jacqueline Guerra, El Paso
  • Ashley Harris, Granbury
  • Jeri Holubec, Lubbock
  • Alex Johnston, Levelland
  • Cody Karp, Lubbock
  • Arturo Loya, El Paso
  • Chelsea Malone, Hallsville
  • Kelly McCune, Liberty Hill
  • Mehgan Murray, Wylie
  • Dustn Perez, Lubbock
  • Shannon Prieto, Morton
  • Thomas Raulston, Blum
  • Lorenzo Salazar, North Richland Hills
  • Emily Sanchez, San Antonio
  • Lucely Santillan, Garland
  • Devon Shackelford, Comanche
  • Jessi Stafford, Levelland
  • Ana Vaquiz, Fort Worth

Click here for more information on Texas Tech’s Terry Scholarship Program.

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