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SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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Program Objectives

The Brian Terry Foundation is a nonprofit organization formed to honor the memory of fallen U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Brian A. Terry. One of the key missions of the Brian Terry Foundation is the provision of providing college scholarships to young men and women who exemplify the qualities of justice, honor, and accountability, qualities personified by Brian Terry during his lifetime. Because education is a crucial stepping stone to success, the Brian Terry Foundation recognizes the importance of supporting students as they pursue academic excellence. The Brian Terry Scholarship is unique for the fact that it is intended for students intending to study criminal justice or a related field of study and eventually seeking a career in law enforcement.
The Brian Terry Foundation Scholarship Program supports this mission by providing financial support to students who are preparing to or already attending college. As a Brian Terry Foundation scholarship recipient, students will receive financial assistance with the costs and expenses associated with attending college.

Brian Terry Scholars MUST be accepted to or be attending college.

Brian Terry Scholars MUST be intending to study criminal justice or a related field of study. Brian Terry Scholars MUST be currently seeking an undergraduate degree.

Applications will be accepted beginning in January 2017. We are currently accepting Brian Terry Scholarship Program applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. Scholarship applications will be accepted and evaluated on a first-come, first-serve basis. The application process will close once the Brian Terry Foundation receives 100 applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applicants who are not accepted for the 2017-2018 academic year will, at their request, be put on a waitlist for the next academic year and will be required to submit an update to their application when the application process reopens.

Application Process

Applicant must submit the following items:

1. Completed application form (if handwritten, please print legibly in black or blue ink) Postmarked no later than May 31, 2017.
2. Two (2) completed recommendation letters from applicant's choice of high school teachers, college professors, administrators, counselors, employers, non-family members. recommendation letters must be mailed, by the reference, in a sealed envelope directly to the Brian Terry Foundation.
3. An official and recent high school or college transcript including cumulative grade point average.
4. Personal Essay: (1,500 Character Limit)
5. Two (2) self-addressed stamped envelopes. One will be used to acknowledge receipt of your application and the other will notify you of your scholarship application results.

You will be notified via e-mail once your application is received. Once all applications have been reviewed, you will be notified in July 2017 via regular mail and telephone if you have been accepted as a Brian Terry Scholar.

DEADLINE for the application is May 31, 2017. Applications postmarked after this date will not be considered.

Please mail application to:

Brian Terry Foundation Scholarship Program

BRIAN TERRY FOUNDATION
2575 EAST CAMELBACK ROAD, SUITE 1100
PHOENIX, AZ 85016

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SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

2016 BRIAN A. TERRY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD RECIPIENTS:

  1. - University of Alaska, Anchorage
  2. - Pima Community College
  3. - University of Arizona
  4. - University of San Diego
  5. - Ferris State University
  6. - Colgate College
  7. - Thiel College
  8. - California State University, San Marcos
  9. - Colorado Mesa University
  10. - Western New England University

2015 BRIAN A. TERRY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD RECIPIENTS:

  1. - University of Alaska
  2. - Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
  3. - University of Arizona
  4. - Pima Community College
  5. - Colorado Mesa University
  6. - University of Arizona
  7. - Eastern Washington University
  8. - University of Arizona
  9. - Richland College
  10. - University of Texas at San Antonio

2014 BRIAN A. TERRY SCHOLARSHIP AWARD RECIPIENTS:

  1. - Western New England University
  2. - Northern Arizona University
  3. - Michigan State University
  4. - San Diego State University
  5. - University of Alaska

  • DEADLINE for applications is May 31, 2017.
  • Provide all supporting documents (i.e., reference forms, evidence of GPA, etc.). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • If any question does not apply to you put N/A in the space provided.
  • Type or print legibly. Illegible applications will be returned to you. You will be notified by mail in August 2017 regarding the status of your application.

  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicant must be a United States Citizen or Legal Resident of the United States.
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in May 2017 or currently attending or planning to attend college and seeking an undergraduate degree.
  • Applicant must demonstrate the following: goals and achievement; positive impact on community; commitment to social justice; and prior academic success.
  • Sponsorship funds will be awarded to the student upon evidence of registration in an accredited post-secondary institution.
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