Scholar Programs

The Scholar Programs Office provides guidance to students admitted to the university under the McDavid, Terry and Texas Leadership Scholar 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
  • Student Government Association president
  • Charter members and student organization leaders
  • Orientation leaders
  • Peer Advisors and Resident Assistants
  • Maintain an average cumulative GPA of above a 3.5

Students admitted to the McDavid, Terry and Texas Leadership Scholar Programs have demonstrated leadership in their high school/previous college or community, and high academic achievement.


Texas Woman's offers several multi-year scholarships to incoming first-year students. These opportunities provide you with the ability to connect and engage with others and an opportunity to support your academic, leadership and career goals.

To be considered for one of the programs listed below, you MUST apply as incoming, first-year student. Should you meet eligibility requirements, you may also be asked to participate in TWU's annual scholarship invitational.

Apply for one of our distinguished scholarship programs before Jan. 21, 2024!

Scholar Programs

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Program Target Pillars of Program Amount
Terry Foundation Every Terry Scholar should have some element of financial need, a solid academic record and demonstrated leadership. Top 25%, demonstrated leadership, financial need Cost of attendance per year for 4 years plus study abroad opportunities
Texas Leadership Top 10% of Texas students with demonstrated leadership roles who are TEXAS Grant eligible. Top 10% high school graduates, TEXAS Grant eligible, commitment to career readiness and leadership development Up to cost of attendance per year for 4 years plus study abroad opportunities
McDavid Denton High graduates in the top 33% who have financial need and an interest in women's leadership. Denton High graduate, commitment to women's leadership and community involvement Up to $5,000 per year for 4 years

Other Programs

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Program Target Pillars of Program Amount

Academically driven students with experience in service, leadership and cultural engagement.

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Out-of-state and international students are eligible; emphasis on service and cultural engagement $2500 per year + study abroad opportunities
Legacy Leaders

High school leadership experience with a goal to seek an executive role in the public/private sector.

Learn more about Legacy Leaders

Strong high school leadership skills, commitment to leadership development and career/skill development $11,000 per year for 4 years
President’s Leadership Council (PLC)

Students who have strong high school community service experience and commitment to leadership development.

Learn more about PLC

Committed to leadership development and community service $5,000 per year for 4 years

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