Future of East Texas Grant FAQ

Have questions about the Future of East Texas Grant? We've compiled answers to some common questions below. If you have a question not addressed on this page, please contact the LETU admissions office: (903) 233-4300 or admissions@letu.edu.

Eligibility/Application Process

  • How will I know if I'm eligible for the grant?
    The Office of Enrollment Services will notify qualified students of eligibility for the Future of East Texas Grant as part of the university admissions application process. (You can begin this process at www.letu.edu/apply). In order to qualify, applicants must be:
    • First-time students (have not attended college since your high school graduation).
    • Full-time students (enrolled in 12 or more credit hours).
    • Enrolling in LETU for the Fall 2016 semester.
    • Local students (see next question for details).
    • Residential students, living and attending classes on the LETU campus in Longview, Texas.
    • Studying a major in one of the following schools:
      • School of Aviation & Aeronautical Science
      • School of Arts and Sciences
      • School of Business
      • School of Education
  • How do I know if I'm a local student? Does my zip code apply?
    First-time college students enrolling for Fall 2016 whose home address falls in any zip code starting with 756, along with zip codes of 75701 - 75709, 75762, 75771 and 75791 may qualify for the grants. These zip codes include Longview, Tyler, Kilgore, Hallsville, Whitehouse, Lindale and other local East Texas cities.
  • Does this apply to full-time students only?
    The grant only applies to first-time college students who enroll for 12 or more credit hours per semester. Part-time students are not eligible.
  • What steps do I have to take to apply for the Future of East Texas Grant?
    To apply for the grant, first visit www.letu.edu/apply to apply to LeTourneau University. Once you're accepted, an admission officer will notify you if you are an eligible candidate for the Future of East Texas Grant. You'll be instructed to write an essay about how your dreams will make the future of East Texas brighter. We will review each application individually and notify you if you receive the grant.
  • I have taken AP classes and other college credits while in high school. Will I be disqualified as a "first time, full-time freshman" for this program?
    You will not be disqualified for taking dual credit courses, including dual credit courses taken the summer immediately following your high school graduation.
  • Are there any GPA/SAT score requirements to apply for this grant?
    No, you just have to meet the LETU admissions requirements.
  • How will LETU choose which students get the grants if too many apply?
    A committee will review each application for the grant in the order they are received. Factors including academic performance and financial need will be considered, as will the student essay. Once all grants are awarded, other applicants may be placed on a waiting list.
  • Is there an age limit to who can apply?
    The grant is limited to students who have not been out of high school for more than two years.

Grant Restrictions & Benefits

  • What do I have to do to maintain this grant?
    Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 and continue to live on campus to maintain the Future of East Texas Grant funding each year.
  • Will I have a grace period if my GPA drops too low?
    If your GPA drops below the required 2.5, you will have one semester to bring it back up to the required minimum. If you do not do so in the designated time, you will forfeit the grant.
  • Can I reapply if my GPA drops too low but I later bring it back up?
    Once the grant is lost, it will not be reinstated.
  • Can grant recipients live in any residence hall on the LeTourneau University campus?
    Students receiving the grant may live in any residence hall on campus in which students pay room and board. LETU doesn't have variable housing rates, so the grant is worth the same amount regardless of residence hall selection. However, recipients may not live in any of the rent-based housing facilities on the LETU campus. The only living area unavailable to students receiving this grant is the rent-based Villiage Apartments
  • Is the grant applicable to students living in one of LETU’s society houses?
  • What if I end up moving off campus during or after my first year at LETU?
    Students who move off campus or change majors to academic schools not listed above will forfeit the additional $4,500 per year in tuition assistance.
  • What happens if I am already receiving full-tuition in a combination of other LETU scholarships?
    Students who are already receiving full-tuition (including Heritage Scholars, dependents of faculty and staff members, and tuition exchange recipients) may not receive the grant. This is a tuition assistance grant, and may not be awarded to exceed the student’s tuition charges.
  • What happens if it takes me more than four years to graduate?
    Grants are renewable for four years only. Thus, the $4,500 tuition assistance will cease after four academic years.
  • Can students living in Family & Married Student Housing receive the grant?
    No. Students receiving the Future of East Texas grant may not live in Family & Married Student Housing because this housing option is part of the rent-based Villiage Apartments.

For more information:

Call: (903) 233-4300
Email: admissions@letu.edu

To be considered for this grant:

Apply to LETU

During LETU's application process, students eligible for the Future of East Texas grant will be notified.