To qualify for the Terry Transfer Scholarship, a student must:

  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • have completed at least 30 hours of transferrable post-high school (no dual-credit hours accepted) credit in residence** at a Texas college or university*** at the time of application
  • be accepted as a full-time, non-freshman student at UNT beginning in the summer or fall semester of the year awarded
  • be a current, continuous* resident of the State of Texas for at least three years at the time of application
  • be at least 20 years of age by May 1 in year of application
  • not have attended a Terry-affiliated university
  • not have interviewed or been selected for a Terry Scholarship (traditional or transfer)
  • not have received an initial university degree from a country outside the U.S.

*Such time outside State of Texas while on active duty in uniformed service of the U.S does not count against continuous residence.

**The 30 hours requirement must be earned in residence. On-line courses from an accredited institution that results in transferable hours may count towards the 30 hours requirement if they are earned while in residence at a Texas college or university.

***The requirement of a “Texas college or university” allows transfer from a four year university as well as a community college or junior college located within the State of Texas.  Transferable credits earned at a duty station while on active duty as a member of a uniformed service of the United States will count towards the 30 hour requirement.

The University of North Texas will recommend candidates to the Terry Foundation, which will review the nominations and interview candidates before making awards. The selection criteria used by the Foundation include financial need, academic achievement, and demonstrated leadership potential. Although financial need is an important factor in the selection process, a student need not qualify for Federal assistance in order to meet the Terry Scholar selection criteria. Please know that the University of North Texas serves as a nominating body only; all final decisions regarding scholarship awards are made by the Terry Foundation.

The Terry Foundation does not accept applications directly from students. Further information about the Terry Foundation may be found at their website.