The University Center recently honored UTSA’s commitment to scholarship, leadership and service with a new wall display highlighting UTSA’s Terry Foundation Scholars. The plaque, located between entrances to the Denman Room, was unveiled at the end of UTSA’s annual Terry Foundation Scholarship Dinner on October 11, 2011.
The brushed bronze plaque holds photos for each of the four Terry Scholar cohorts currently attending UTSA. When one cohort graduates, it will be removed and replaced with the current year’s cohort. Each year up to 16 new students at UTSA are selected by the Terry Scholarship Foundation to become Terry Scholars. The scholarships are awarded based on specific criteria, such as leadership and service experience, academic achievement, and financial need.
“The Terry Foundation Scholarship has a long history of rewarding student excellence,” said Dr. Ann R. Eisenberg, associate professor of psychology and associate dean of the Honors College. “It is wonderful to have such a visible reminder of this excellence.” Dr. Eisenberg assists with managing the Terry Scholarship at UTSA.
The Terry Foundation was established in 1986 by Howard and Nancy Terry, long-time residents of Houston, Texas, to help promising Texas students achieve their goals of attaining higher education. Howard Terry, a successful businessman in a number of areas such as banking, construction, and oil, knew very well the financial struggles of attending college. He too received financial assistance to attend The University of Texas, and was grateful for the chance he was given. His success and desire to give back to the community inspired him to help other young people reach their goals.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is one of seven universities that are associated with the Terry Foundation Scholarship. Other universities include The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Texas at Houston main campus, The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas A&M University at College Station, Texas State University, and The University of North Texas.