Helping people one scholarship at a time.

Providing scholarship assistance to qualifying high school seniors and military personnel who wish to pursue higher/technical education.

Learn More About the Foundation

Our Goals

  • 1

    To support higher education for a high school senior affected by neurologic diseases/brain injury through tuition to an institute for advanced learning.

  • 2

    To suppport advanced education to military personnel who have sustained a brain injury.

  • 3

    To promote activities that increase awareness of the Foundation.

  • 4

    To raise funds that will provide scholarships to qualifying students.

  • 5

    To seek partners that support the mission of the Foundation.

Our Story

Scholarships dedicated to students with neurologic injuries and diseases are rare and difficult to find. At the Terrill Foundation, we provide assistance to high school seniors throughout the 50 states, who are affected by brain injuries, brain tumors and other neurologic diseases. Beginning in 2009, graduating high school seniors whose lives were changed by disease and injury have received assistance to further their educational goals at universities and technical schools.

Each year, 1.7 million Americans sustain a brain injury; 180,000 people are diagnosed and treated for brain tumors; 1/3 of the combined numbers are teenagers. Medical advances make it possible for these young men and women to not only survive, but to lead valuable and fulfilling lives.

The Foundation honors Terrill Mast, PhD, who died of a brain tumor after living seven years with the affects of a brain injury. Terry devoted his entire career to educating in a way that encouraged others to reach their goals regardless of their struggles. He inspired all who knew him with his deep intellect, his integrity and his love of learning.

Applications come from all 50 states and Canada. Criteria for being selected a Terrill Scholar are based on perseverance toward identified goals and dedication to recovery, not on financial need. Scholarships will be awarded annually in May with funds going directly to the educational institution before the fall semester.

The intent of the scholarship is to provide not only funding but encouragement to the recipient. While grades need not be a determining factor, there must be a capacity for success in the student’s chosen field. The recipient should show the same type of perseverance that Terry showed in continuing the work he loved in spite of his prognosis and progressive disabilities.

All application materials must be submitted and post marked no later than March 15. Failure to submit all materials will be reason for disqualification

This scholarship is intended for high school students graduating and looking forward to pursuing higher education or for students whose brain injury or illness delayed their entry into higher education.

Terrill Scholars

Terrill ScholarsRosalee Bertram has been selected as the 2018 Terrill Scholar. Rosalee is a freshman at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks studying Electrical Engineering. She was hit by a football during a 7th grade school-sponsored open gym and diagnosed with traumatic brain injury. Rosalee was home schooled with the goal of returning to her Senior year in high school and playing the cello again. She achieved these goals and more, graduating with her class from public school in Fairbanks, Alaska and being selected to participate in the Alaska All-State Music Festival and the Alaska State Solo and Ensemble Music Festival. Congratulations Rosalee and we look forward to your successes.

Ashlynn ArriazaAshlynn Arriaza has been named the 2017 Terrill Scholar. Ashlynn will be entering Harding University as a freshman to study political science and creative writing. Ashlynn was injured when she fell off a horse and then stepped on by her horse. Each day Ashlynn’s memory was erased so there was no memory of past days. It took over 3 months for her to be able to recall day to day events. Ashlynn had to give up her dream of being a horse trainer but has found new ways to contribute through advocacy and creative writing.

2016 • Lucas Selman
2015 • Connor Kurz
2015 • Evan Solomonides
2014 • Kayla Meyer
2013 • Dale Hogan
2012 • Brent Chase
2011 • Morgan McNary
2010 • Elise Mellor
2009 • Sullivan Bard

How to Apply

The intent of the scholarship is to provide not only funding but encouragement to the recipient. While grades need not be a determining factor, there must be a capacity for success in the student’s chosen field. The recipient should show the same type of perseverance that Terry showed in continuing the work he loved in spite of his prognosis and progressive disabilities.

All application materials must be submitted and post marked no later than March 15. Failure to submit all materials will be reason for disqualification.

Donate

The Terrill Foundation, Inc is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Board of Directors :
Quinn Cheney—St Paul, MN
Michael Dismer—Neenah, WI
Diego Llatas Melon—Madrid, Spain
Gary Mack—Chicago,IL
Andrea Mast—Littleton, MA
Melinda Mast—Louisville, KY

Donate by using the button to the right or by sending your check to
The Terrill Foundation, Inc
2038 Ford Parkway, #225
St. Paul, MN 55116

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