Sixteen hard working and well deserving high school seniors have been awarded Terry Scholarships to The University of Texas at El Paso.

The Terry Foundation was established in 1986 by Houston philanthropists Howard & Nancy Terry, the Foundation has assisted thousands of Terry Scholars in meeting the Founders' goal of helping Texas college students to help themselves.

More than 700 seniors applied for the new scholarship opportunity, which provides full funding for outstanding Texas high school graduates to attend the University starting in the fall of 2015. The recipients plan to pursue bachelor’s degrees in science, engineering, nursing, education and health sciences and represent four local school districts.

Three primary criteria helped select recipients: leadership potential and character; scholastic record and ability; and financial need.

The sixteen Terry Scholars will receive full coverage for their tuition, fees, books and living expenses. Recipients also have the opportunity to request additional funding for a study abroad semester. The scholarship will renew annually, for up to eight semesters, for students who meet its strict scholastic requirements.

Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s Terry Scholarships:

  • Mariah Alvarez, Valle Verde Early College High School
  • Andrea Arizpe, Montwood High School
  • Iliana Cobos, Riverside High School
  • Yessica Delgado, Clint High School
  • Alejandro Diaz, Parkland High School
  • Carlos Diaz, El Paso High School
  • Daniel Garcia, Parkland High School
  • Marcel Gilley, Parkland High School
  • Fernanda Guerra, Franklin High School
  • Elizabeth Martinez, Jefferson High School
  • Melissa Murillo-Sanchez, Clint High School
  • Victoria Nevarez, Chapin High School
  • Rebecca Ortiz, Andress High School
  • Leanna Peru, Mission Early College High School
  • Patricia Rodarte, Riverside High School
  • Angel Rodriguez, Jefferson High School