Thu, Feb 10 2011
About 75 of the best and brightest high school students from around the country are competing Feb. 10-12 at LeTourneau University for one of eight Heritage Scholarships, valued at more than $86,000 per student over four years.
The Heritage Scholarship is the university’s premier scholarship which is applied toward tuition costs and is renewable for up to eight semesters, as long as winners maintain a grade point average of at least 3.5 and meet scholarship requirements.
To qualify to attend the invitation-only event, these high school students from all over the country are required to have scored a 1300 on the SAT or 29 on the ACT exam and have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 3.65. The students compete by writing essays and participating in a team-building leadership challenge judged by LETU faculty and staff and former Heritage Scholarship winners. The students competing this year plan to major in engineering, aviation , computer science, the arts and sciences.
“These students represent the top one-half of one percent academically of students across the nation, and some have already been named as National Merit scholarship finalists,” said Linda Fitzhugh, vice president for Enrollment Services at LeTourneau University. “They could choose to go to any university in the country, so we are honored they are at LETU.”