Terry Scholars


Terry Scholars are challenged to achieve their highest potential in SCHOLARSHIP, LEADERSHIP, and SERVICE – to their university, the State of Texas, and the world. United by their common excellence and motivated by their pledge to give back to the Foundation, Scholars build their own COMMUNITY of fellowship and mutual respect on campus and as part of the ever-expanding network of Terry Scholar Alumni. These core values serve as the pillars of the Terry Scholarship Program.

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Dyamond Taylor

Dyamond Taylor

The Terry Scholars program does not only give you a scholarship to pay for your education. It has helped me get through college with less worries given the support from all the scholars and alumni, and has made me feel right at home as a transfer student.

Dyamond Taylor
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management major
Tyler, Texas

Hana Snell

Hana Snell

Terry is more than just a scholarship, it is a family. You are able to fully achieve your goals because you have a group of people to support you.

Hana Snell
Pre-Communication Design major
Frisco, Texas

Mariah Razo

Mariah Razo

The program has given me more than financial support. It's allowed me the time to focus solely on my classes, extracurriculars and all aspects of the college experience in a way that I could have never imagined.

Mariah Razo
Psychology major
Fort Worth, Texas


Keeping the Scholarship

In order to keep the Terry Scholarship in effect, and in addition to any other requirements that the university may impose, a Scholar must:

  1. Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 and a grade point average for each semester of at least 2.0.*
  2. Write and submit an acceptable annual self-evaluation by the required deadline.
  3. Attend the functions sponsored by The Terry Foundation which include orientation, the Fall banquet and the Spring picnic.
  4. Comply with the rules prescribed by the university and the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

*If a Scholar’s cumulative grade point average drops below the 2.5 required minimum, the student will be placed on probation for one additional semester and given the opportunity to bring the grade point average back into compliance. If at the end of the probationary period the cumulative grade point average is still below 2.5, the Scholar will be terminated from the program.


About the Honors College

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The Honors College is a focal point of academic excellence at the University of North Texas. In partnership with other colleges at UNT, the Honors College designs, creates and supports learning opportunities, both within and beyond the classroom, to enhance intellectual growth and academic accomplishment for the highly talented and motivated students who choose to be members. The Honors College has more than 1,700 members.

The Honors College brings to students the opportunity for a broad-based, liberal education that helps them build an excellent intellectual and academic foundation. An Honors education is wonderful preparation for graduate and professional study, career building and, indeed, the learning pursuits of a lifetime.

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Dr. James Duban



Honors College
James Duban, Ph.D.
UNT Terry Scholar Coordinator 
Associate Dean for Research and National Scholarships