Terry championed scholarships
On Friday, the University lost an inspirational pillar of support for scholarship.
The patriarch and long-time benefactor of the Terry Foundation, Howard Terry, passed away at age 95. A man of generosity, care, and humility, Mr. Terry was a 1938 UT graduate, captain of the football team, and lifelong Longhorn. Over the past quarter century, the Terry Foundation became the largest private scholarship provider at UT Austin, having awarded more than $46 million to more than 1,100 students here since 1986.
This year, the Terry Foundation supports 212 Longhorn students with full-ride scholarships valued at more than $3.35 million. The foundation also supports scholarship recipients at seven other Texas universities, with some 660 students statewide receiving full-ride scholarships. More than 2,400 Terry Scholars have benefited from the Terrys’ generosity since the foundation’s inception.
Howard will be sorely missed, but his far-sighted legacy will live on for decades to come.