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Terry Scholars

Now located within the Laurel HTerry Scholars LLC Icononors House, the Terry Scholars

living-learning community is reserved for students who have

been awarded a scholarship from the Terry Foundation.

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Co-Enrolled Course

For the fall 2016 semester, Terry Scholars will co-enroll in an Honors section of University Seminar 1100 (a required course). Section .H08 is specifically for Terry Scholars.

Terry Scholars are also encouraged to enroll in other Honors courses. Please refer to the Honors College website for more information.


LeeAnn CardwellStudent Spotlight

Name: LeeAnn Cardwell

Hometown: Melissa, Texas ‚Äč

Major: Public Adminstration and International Studies

To me a learning community is your family on campus. They are likely to be some of the people you are most comfortable with, the ones you can go to with questions about a class or just needed someone to listen to you practice a speech, but most importantly they give you that sense of home and belonging.

Having familiar faces in the classroom, especially during the first few weeks, was very comforting and in time became extremely helpful. It has been nice knowing that I am surrounded by dependable people who can help me with class material if I so need it.


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The Terry Scholars enjoy a wide variety of activities including game nights, community service (canned food drives, volunteering at the Salvation Army, Bobcat Build, Adopt-A-Garden), presentations from Terry alumni, intramural sports, camping trips, the GOAL course at University Camp, various speakers, and weekly study groups.

Every year the freshmen Terry Scholars attend the Terry Banquet (for all Terry Scholars attending Texas State) and they participate in a state-wide Terry Scholars community service event (with all Terry Scholars in the state of Texas).

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Alumni Comments about the Terry LLC

Coming to college as a freshman was a pretty scary thing. Away from family and friends that you've known so well, to a world where you can barely remember your room number. The Terry family provided me with a sense of belonging and acceptance, a family away from family. In a place that can make you easily feel so alone and out of place, my Terry family gave me another place to call home. Thanks you guys! Kayla Mitchell (Political Science major, Criminal Justice minor, Terry Scholars 2013-14).

My time spent in the Terry Learning Community began my entire college experience on the right foot! Our RA, Noelle Brooks, always had fun and interesting events planned that brought us together as a family. I never felt alone my first year of college because I had my learning community to fall back on. I learned valuable lessons from each of my fellow Terry LC members, and several of them grew to become some of my closest friends. The LC provided me with a home like no other - a place that I could be myself, have fun, and gain academic and social encouragement from like-minded individuals. I love my Terry Learning Community! Ciara Knight (Communication Design major, Mass Communications minor, Terry Scholars 2012-13).

Living in the Terry Learning Community gave me an immediate family. The students are diverse, hard-working and humble and I couldn't think of a better group on campus to be involved with, let alone live with! Tara Pohlmeyer (Mass Communication - Electronic Media major, Terry Scholars 2012-13).

Being a part of a learning community was one of the best experiences I could have ever asked for! The Learning Community allowed me to enter college with a group of people with similar interests as myself and gave me the opportunity to quickly build strong friendships. Living in a Learning Community was like living with family as I felt supported, appreciated, and loved. I highly recommend living in a Learning Community to anyone who would like to enhance their college experience. Noelle Brooks (Art Education major, Terry Scholars  LLC 2010-14).

Being part of a learning community gave me a home away from home. I met my best friends in my learning community. I still talk to them, and I haven't lived on campus for two years. The LC enhanced my college experience, and I am so thankful I took part in it. Casey Elliott (Exercise Sports Science/Pre-Physical Therapy major, Terry Scholars LLC 2012-13).


To Join

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Community Requirements to Join Deadline Additional Requirements
Terry Scholars Any major with Terry Scholarship. open until full Only students who have been offered and accepted the Terry Scholarship.