LeTourneau University reserves the right to limit the number and amount of all grant and scholarship awards. Scholarships are awarded when admissions files are complete. Prospective scholarship recipients are encouraged to complete the admissions process as soon as possible.
Academic Scholarships may be renewed for three additional years beyond the year of initial enrollment (for a total of eight semesters – fall and spring only). Students will receive the full amount of the scholarship, provided that they are enrolled full-time and meet the cumulative GPA requirements. Students will not receive an increase beyond the amount of the initial scholarship if their cumulative GPA increases to the level required for a larger scholarship. Academic scholarships are awarded only at the time of entrance into LeTourneau University.
Academic Scholarships which are awarded on the basis of standardized test scores (SAT Critical Reading + Math or ACT composite) will not be increased if the student re-takes the test after a financial aid offer has been made. Any high school student who wishes to re-take a standardized test should do so in the fall of their senior year.
Academic Scholarship Reinstatement
Students whose academic scholarships are discontinued or reduced because their grade point average fell below the minimum required level for continuance may request to have the academic scholarship reinstated to their original or a lesser scholarship level based on their cumulative grade point average at the end of the spring semester. The student is responsible for requesting the academic scholarship reinstatement in writing to the Financial Aid Office. Academic scholarships will not be reinstated at a level beyond the amount of the initial scholarship even if the cumulative GPA increases to the level required for the larger academic scholarship.
Presidential, Dean’s, and Honors Scholarships
The Presidential, Dean’s, and Honors Scholarships are awarded to entering first-time freshmen for academic excellence and achievement. The average recipients have high school grade point averages that range from 3.00-4.00 and SAT composite scores in the range of 1150-1600. Scholarships and their respective annual award amounts are as follows: Presidential Scholarship $11,000; Dean’s Scholarship $10,000; and Founder's Scholarship $8,000. The scholarships are renewable for a total of four years (eight semesters). Presidential Scholarships are renewable for continuous enrollment and maintenance of a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at the end of each spring semester. The Dean’s Scholarship is renewable for continuous enrollment and maintenance of a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA at the end of each spring semester. The Founder's Scholarship is renewable for continuous enrollment and maintenance of a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at the end of each spring semester. Scholarship applications are not required. Selection is based upon your Application for Admission.
LeTourneau University Awards for National Merit Scholars
National Merit Finalists who provide documentation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation will receive a scholarship level worth $5,000 above the Presidential Scholarship level. Details and stipulations of the scholarship are available on the financial aid website. The Award for National Merit Scholars is renewable for a total of four years (eight semesters - fall and spring only) for continuous enrollment and maintenance of a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at the end of each spring semester. Finalists must submit proof of their accomplishment in order to be considered for this award.
Grants for Dependents of Christian Workers
Grants are available to students who demonstrate financial need and are the dependents of full-time ministers or the dependents of missionaries serving under recognized mission boards. This grant ranges from $200 to $1,000 per year. Applicants must submit a letter on official letterhead describing the parent’s ministry and responsibility from a senior pastor, board of elders/deacons, supervisor, or mission board.
LeTourneau University Church Matching Grants
LeTourneau University has a program to match scholarship funds provided by an applicant’s home church. This matching grant will not exceed $1,000, and the church must make its financial commitment by submitting a Partnership Agreement form by August 12, 2011. Partnership Agreement forms are available from the Admissions Office. This grant is only available to first time students and must be applied for prior to enrolling at LeTourneau University. Commitments made after the August 12, 2010 deadline will be considered as “Awards from Outside Sources” and will not be matched by the University.
LeTourneau Transfer Scholarships
Students who have completed one or more full-time terms from a regionally accredited two or four year college will be considered for the following awards. Students with a 3.50 or above cumulative transfer GPA are eligible for $5,000 per academic year. Students with a 3.00 – 3.49 cumulative transfer GPA are eligible for $3,000 per academic year. Students who are members in good standing of Phi Theta Kappa are eligible for $500 per academic year. Transfer scholarships are renewable for continuous enrollment and maintenance of a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA at the end of each spring semester.
Students with emergency or special situations may apply for the following short term loan funds after their first year at LeTourneau University: Long Revolving Student Loan Fund and Richardson Emergency Loan Fund. Contact the Student Accounts Office for more information.
A number of jobs are available for students who need work to earn part of their school expenses. Students are employed on-campus in administrative and departmental offices, the library, laboratories, residence halls, maintenance, etc. Placement is made on the basis of need and qualification. Students needing on-campus employment should contact CampusJobs@letu.edu. Campus jobs and applications are posted at www.letu.edu/CampusJobs. Preference in campus work will be given to students who qualify for the Federal College Work Study Program.
In addition to on-campus employment, the University maintains a Student Placement Office to assist you in obtaining work in local businesses and industrial plants. Many of our students have used this method to augment their finances and to obtain on the job experience. Rates, hours, and general conditions are established by each employer. Contact the Student Placement Office after your arrival if you are seeking part time employment off campus.