How DID Texas A&M University impact you?
Before I came to Texas A&M, I saw myself as a statistically at-risk student. But after being in Aggieland four years and being surrounded by such encouraging people, I’ve become more confident and self-aware of my abilities. It’s not something that any other university could have given me.
What student organizations WERE YOU involved with?
During my freshman year, I joined an organization called Dance Arts Society. It’s an extracurricular group that brings together people who enjoy different dance styles. I was also involved in the American Medical Student Association, a community for pre-medical students, and I loved it. I became media coordinator after my first year, and the year after that, I was the chapter’s director of public relations.
What has been your biggest achievement?
Becoming a Terry Scholar. It was one of my earliest accomplishments, and I still don’t know if I completely deserved the honor. I didn’t know many people when I first came to Texas A&M, which made it feel really intimidating, but the Terry Foundation provided a community of people who were friends and family. I had many incredible experiences made possible by this scholarship.
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About The Terry Foundation
By providing access to education for incoming freshmen and transfer students, the Terry Foundation helps create a community of leaders like Samantha who utilize their talents to impact Texas and the world. Inspired by the scholarship that funded his own education, the late Howard Terry and his wife, Nancy, established the Terry Foundation in 1986 to help students help themselves. The Foundation provides four-year scholarships to 13 Texas universities for students with evidence of academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and financial need who will positively reflect the organization’s pillars of scholarship, leadership, service and community. The Terry Scholar network consists of more than 5,000 recipients in various fields of study and industries across the globe, including 1,510 current and former Aggies who have received a combined total of $70.5 million thanks to the generosity of the Terrys.