Allbee named Terry Foundation Scholar

Allbee named Terry Foundation Scholar
Posted on 04/27/2021
Allbee named Terry Foundation Scholar

Lauran Allbee started out as one of roughly 50,000 freshmen applicants to Texas A&M University. The Nacogdoches High School senior, ranked No. 1 in her class, made the cut this month as one of 168 members of the Class of 2021 in Texas to be named a Terry Foundation Scholar.

The Terry Foundation award goes to students attending one of 11 Texas state-supported universities. Lauran was nominated by Texas A&M for the award, one of 354 students selected to advance to the next round. From there, the interview process pared the number down to the final 168 scholarship recipients.

Lauran will consider her post college direction once she becomes immersed in the A&M Honors Business program. Before setting foot on the campus in College Station, Lauran has accumulated around 30 hours of college hours thanks to dual credit and Advanced Placement classes she has taken while at NHS.

Lauran didn’t necessarily begin her college search with Texas A&M in mind. Her older sister attended the school, which did allow Lauran to become more familiar with the university, particularly its unique traditions.

“I shared this with the Terry (Foundation) committee... I’m not the biggest fan of football,” Lauran said. “But after attending a game at Texas A&M, I asked my sister if we could go back for another.”

Lauran is the daughter of Nicole Allbee of Nacogdoches and Travis Allbee of Humble. During her senior year, Lauran has served as Major of the Dragonettes Drill Team.

The Terry Foundation funds freshman scholarships at 11 Texas public universities, including Texas A&M. Howard and Nancy Terry created the foundation, born out of a desire to invest in Texas students. The foundation stresses the four pillars of the Terry Scholarship program: Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Community.

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