High School seniors Adey Awah and Danielle Del Bosque will attend the universities of their dreams this fall as recipients of the Terry Freshman Scholarship.
The scholarship is a merit-based award that assists Texas students who demonstrate exceptional performance in scholarship, leadership, and service to attend the state’s finest public universities.
Awah, a student at Harlingen High School South, will be attending Texas A&M University and major in Biochemistry. He hopes to pursue a career in sports medicine after completing graduate school.
“I love sports, and I want to help athletes get back into top performance shape,” says Awah. “I was so excited to receive my acceptance notice for the Terry Scholarship. This opportunity brings me closer to my dream of being part of the sport and helping others get healthy.”
Taking into account any other scholarships a student may receive, the Scholarship provides funds to cover the cost of attendance for up to eight full semesters of undergraduate education.
Danielle Del Bosque from Early College High School will be attending the University of Texas at Austin and major in Public Relations and Advertising.
“I’m looking into a career in the communications field because that is my passion,” says Del Bosque. “I truly believe that being awarded the Terry Scholarship was such a miracle. I was an alternate and was called into an interview that got cancelled. I was extremely anxious to find out the results but when I finally did, I was overjoyed. ”
The Terry Foundation only considers students who are nominated by one of 13 affiliated universities. Once recommended to the foundation, the candidates go through a selective process to become a Terry Scholar.
Out of about 650 high school seniors who were interviewed, only about half received an offer.
Over the years, the Terry Foundation has awarded more than $171 million in scholarships to more than 4,000 students across 13 universities in Texas.