Scholar Programs

The Scholar Programs Office provides guidance to students admitted to the university under the President’s Leadership Council and Terry Scholarship Programs. In these programs students will bond with a community of peers who share similar goals to succeed academically and strengthen their leadership skills.

Notable accomplishments of students in these programs include

  • Texas Woman's University student regents (2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019)
  • Student Government Association president (2018-209)
  • Student organization charter members and leaders
  • Orientation leaders
  • Peer Advisors and Resident Assistants
  • Maintain an average cumulative GPA of 3.66

Students admitted to both the President’s Leadership Council and Terry Scholarship Programs have demonstrated leadership in their high school/previous college or community, and high academic achievement.


Jane Nelson Institute Legacy Leaders

Beginning fall 2020, the Jane Nelson Institute Legacy Leaders program is a multi-year, structured experience designed for exceptional student leaders with a heart for serving their communities.

  • First-time entering freshman student
  • Demonstrated academic merit
  • Demonstrated leadership in school and/or community 
  • Pell Grant eligibility preferred, but not required


President's Leadership Council

Established in 2016, the President’s Leadership Council seeks students who excel academically and want to make a difference as future TWU leaders.

  • First-time entering freshman student
  • Rank in the top 15% of your high school graduating class or equivalent academic merit
  • $1,500 scholarship award; renewable for up to four years
  • View additional President’s Leadership Council requirements

Terry Scholarship - Traditional

The Terry Traditional Scholarship at TWU is one of 13-Terry affiliated Terry Scholarship Programs. The partnership with the Terry Foundation began in 2013.

  • First-time entering freshman student
  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • 1130 SAT or 23 ACT
  • Financial need
  • Scholarship awards vary per student- up to the full cost of attendance; renewable for up to four years
  • View additional Terry Traditional Scholarship requirements
Myah Anderson

"PLC is where I began my leadership journey at TWU. I developed my leadership skills and personal strengths through the classes and programs PLC offered."

President's Leadership Council
PLC (2016), Student Government Association President (2018-19, 2019-20)
Rachel Iacobucci

"The Terry Foundation has been a huge blessing and catalyst in my college career. Because of it, I came to college with a built in family "

Terry Foundation Scholar Alumna
Terry Traditional Scholar (2014), TWU Student Regent (2017-18)

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