Friday, February 14, 2014

Growing our Student Body: Local and International

LeTourneau enrolls students from all 50 states and more than 30 nations, and this week, some of our international students were featured in the local newspaper and on local television news about what they love about LETU.

We are exceptional in that we are truly a global university. While we intend to continue to grow that number, we also want more East Texas students to experience the same quality education that draws students from thousands of miles around the globe.

We know that the future of East Texas is in the dreams of our children. We also understand that a residential college experience offers a unique preparation for a life of professional  competence and Christlike character.

Therefore, we recently announced a new grant to help make a LeTourneau residential college experience more accessible for local East Texas students.

Our new "Future of East Texas" grant provides up to $4,500 per year, renewable for up to four years totaling $18,000, in additional tuition assistance for local East Texas students who want the residential college experience.

This new grant brings a quality LETU education within reach for many of our neighbors.

The grant applies to every residence hall on campus and is available only to first-time college students enrolling Fall 2014 whose home address falls within specific zip codes that include Longview, Tyler, Kilgore, Hallsville, Whitehouse, Lindale and other local cities. A list of zip codes and other information can be found on our website.

Designed specifically for students who plan to seek degrees offered in our School of Aeronautical Science, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business or School of Education, this grant requires students to maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average and remain a residential student in one of the eligible programs. Students who meet eligibility requirements are expected to write a brief essay on "How my dreams will make the future of East Texas brighter."

A limited number of grants are available.

You may know students in your neighborhood or in your church who would benefit from knowing about this grant. You can direct them to www.letu.edu/easttxgrant or have them call our Admissions Office at (903) 233-4300. I encourage you to tell them about it.