Texas Tech announces CASNR’s incoming freshmen Terry Scholars
By: Norman Martin
Officials at Texas Tech's Financial Aid and Scholarship Office have announced the names of students receiving prestigious Terry Scholarships, including two from the university's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. The number increases the total number of scholars in the program to 157, with projected contributions to students at Texas Tech reaching more than $14 million since 2011. More than 500 applications were received by the university for the scholarships awarded this year to 14 freshmen and six transfer students.
Recipients of the scholarships from CASNR are:
• Presley Ridley, a freshman agricultural and applied economics major from Wellington
• Katie Mahagan, a freshman animal science major from Plainview
"The Terry Foundation's annual commitment to scholarships has supported the success of many students at Texas Tech and across the state of Texas," said Lawrence Schovanec, Texas Tech president. "We are grateful for Texas Tech's relationship with the Terry Foundation and its continued contributions to our students and their academic success."
The Terry Foundation was established in 1986 by Houstonians Howard and Nancy Terry from a desire to help young people help themselves. The foundation's goal is to strengthen the state of Texas by identifying, developing and supporting Texas high school graduates with high leadership potential and providing them with scholarships to attend Texas Tech and 12 other participating universities.
"We're thrilled to be able to welcome the eighth class of incoming Terry Scholars," said Heather Medley, assistant director of Financial Aid and Scholarships and Texas Tech Terry program coordinator. "Coming from all areas of Texas and learning in every college on campus, Terry Scholars not only benefit from Texas Tech, but also aim to give back by consistently exemplifying The Terry Foundation's pillars of scholarship, leadership, service and community."
Terry Scholars are selected from a competitive applicant pool of incoming freshmen and non-traditional, transfer students from Texas community colleges or universities who are working toward their first bachelor's degree. Those selected demonstrate exceptional leadership, character, financial need and scholastic ability.
The Terry Foundation provides four-year scholarships for Texas residents attending Texas Tech and several other universities in the state. Terry Scholars are selected from a highly competitive applicant pool of incoming freshmen who demonstrate exceptional leadership, character, financial need and scholastic ability.
CONTACT: William Brown, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or email@example.com
0711NM18 / Editor's Note: For more information on Texas Tech's Terry Scholarship Program, visit the site here
- Agricultural & Applied Economics
- Agricultural Education & Communications
- Animal & Food Sciences
- Landscape Architecture
- Natural Resources Management
- Plant & Soil Science
- Veterinary Science
Editor: Norman Martin
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