• May 5, 2021
 Seven El Paso ISD seniors named Terry Scholars

Seven El Paso ISD seniors named Terry Scholars

Seven seniors representing five EPISD high schools received the prestigious Terry Scholarship this year to attend UTEP, UT-Austin, UT-San Antonio and Texas A&M University.

The seven students are among 10 students citywide to receive the scholarship, which will cover up to the full cost of attendance for the 2021-2022 at 11 universities. The renewable last-dollar scholarship award works alongside other scholarships and grants to cover the full cost of undergraduate attendance for up to 8 semesters.

Terry Scholars also have the opportunity to receive a study abroad stipend and have access to a network of thousands of alumni in a variety of fields.

EPISD’s 2021 Terry Scholars are:

  • Savannah Barrios, Irvin High School – UTEP
  • Georgina Bugarini, Silva Health Magnet – UTEP
  • Korina L. Garcia, Irvin High School – UT Austin
  • Emily Leon A., Irvin High School – UT San Antonio
  • Emilio Mendoza, El Paso High School – UTEP
  • Bryan Perez, Jefferson High School – UTEP
  • Leslie S. Ulloa-Pollock, Chapin High School – Texas A&M University

The scholarship was established in 1986 by Houston philanthropists Howard & Nancy Terry to provide scholarships to outstanding Texas students for attendance at public universities across the state.

Terry Scholars are selected based on three criteria: academic excellence, demonstrated leadership, and financial need.

Story by Reneé de Santos  |  El Paso ISD

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