Overcoming Adversity - Jack Terry Memorial Scholarship

$6,000
2 winners, $3,000 each
Awarded
Application Deadline
Feb 29, 2024
Winners Announced
Mar 10, 2024
Education Level
High School
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Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior
Financial Status:
Low-income
GPA:
3.0 or higher
Education Level:
Financial Status:
GPA:
High school senior
Low-income
3.0 or higher

Jack Terry was born in Poland in 1930. As a young boy, he lost his entire family in the Holocaust and struggled to survive the horrors of three Nazi Concentration Camps. At the end of the war, an American Army officer found Jack alone in the camp and arranged for him to come to the United States. 

Jack was then 15 years old, had no more than an elementary school education, and did not speak English. Yet, he worked hard through high school and college, became a geological engineer, and later went to medical school and became a psychoanalyst. He also served in the US Army as a 1st Lieutenant for 2 years, became an accomplished athlete, and was a beloved father and grandfather. Later in life, Jack devoted much of his time to sharing his story with students, spreading knowledge and hope.

This scholarship aims to honor the remarkable life of Dr. Jack Terry by supporting students who have overcome hardships or adversity in their lives.

Any high school senior who has at least a 3.0 GPA and limited resources to afford the cost of higher education may apply for this scholarship. 

To apply, please answer the prompt below.

Selection Criteria:
Perseverance, Drive, Ambition
Published November 29, 2023
$6,000
2 winners, $3,000 each
Awarded
Application Deadline
Feb 29, 2024
Winners Announced
Mar 10, 2024
Education Level
High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners