Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Terry Transfer Scholarship

The Terry Transfer Scholarship is intended to provide scholarships at 65% of the cost of attendance each year for a two or a three year period to outstanding transfer students. In selection of transfer students there are several variables that will be reviewed, transfer GPA, extracurricular activities, employment and community service.

Students transferring into Texas Tech in a fall semester are eligible to apply and be considered for this scholarship.


How to Apply

Complete the Apply Texas application for admission to Texas Tech University. Candidates will be required to submit the following items:

  • Completed Texas Tech University Terry Scholars application.
  • Two letters of professional recommendation from teachers or employers who are non-family members.
  • Official college transcripts (including all transfer hours)
  • Several short essays (prompts are included on the Terry Scholarship application)

Priority Dates

The priority deadline to complete the ApplyTexas scholarship application for Texas Tech University is March 1.

The Terry Foundation application must be submitted online to the TTU Scholarship Office by May 15.


Terry Scholar award amounts are set at 65% of the cost of attendance per year for 2 years and up to 3 years, if a student needs it to finish their degree requirements.


To be a strong candidate for the Terry Transfer Scholars at TTU program, students should be able to demonstrate a strong record of leadership, show financial need, and possess strong academic abilities, as evidenced by grades.

Applicants must also:

  • Have completed at least 30 hours of post-high school credit in residence at a Texas college or university at the time of application; high school dual credit, AP, and courses-in-progress do not count toward the 30 hour requirement
  • Be accepted as a full-time non-freshman transfer student beginning in the fall semester at one of the participating universities in the Terry Scholar program;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a resident of the state of Texas for at least 3 years at the time of the application; active duty in the U.S. military while a resident of Texas counts toward the residency requirement regardless of duty station;
  • Commit to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and comply with verification requirements no later than March 1
  • NEW - Be at least 20 years of age on May 1 of the year in which the application is submitted.

Please visit our Terry Transfer Scholarship FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).

Continuing Scholar Criteria

To continue receiving these scholarships each year, you must meet the following renewal criteria:

  • maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (most Terry Scholars maintain cumulative GPAs over 3.0)
  • maintain full-time student status
  • annually complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • write an acceptable, annual, self-evaluation letter
  • attend all functions sponsored by the Terry Foundation (3 per year)
  • attend a scholarship advisory meetings each semester
  • comply with the rules prescribed by the University and the Foundation Board of Directors

Additional Information

Only 60 candidates will be nominated by the Texas Tech University (TTU) for the fall of 2017. The nominees’ applications will be forwarded to the foundation for review and selection. All final decisions regarding Terry Foundation Scholarship awards and award amounts are made by the foundation. The successful TTU Terry Scholar will be prepared to be actively involved with campus activities.

A special TTU student organization for Terry Scholars will offer recipients the opportunity to develop a community service agenda and mentor incoming scholars. Learn more at http://techterryscholarscom/.

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Legacy Application Process

Transfer Application Process

First, apply to Texas Tech University using the Apply Texas application at TTU Admissions. Apply as soon as possible. Based on the student's answers to the questions on Apply Texas as well as the scholarship application for the university, students are nominated to become scholarship candidates. The university will email qualified applicants an invitation to apply through April.

After applications are received to the university a committee reviews the applications and sends forward a select few to the foundation for consideration. From there several will be called and invited to interview with a panel in June.

The interview panel will select the incoming class of Terrys for the following fall.


Terry Student Group

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Students who receive the Terry Scholarship are a part of the Terry Student Organization, who functions to enhance the experience of the Terry Scholars and to give back to the community at large.

Learn More HERE


Please send your questions to the Texas Tech Terry Scholar Program Coordinator:Heather Medley

Terry Foundation Scholar Program