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Heritage Scholarship Competition

February 2-3, 2024



  • Heritage Overview
  • Submissions
  • Event Schedule
  • Travel Info
  • FAQ

The Heritage Scholarship competition is designed to find students who will make an academic, spiritual, and personal impact on our campus from orientation through graduation and beyond. This invitation only event brings together the top students from all over the globe to LeTourneau University's Longview campus for a time of fun and competition.

The requirements to be invited to Heritage are:

  • Acceptance to the University
  • With test score – 3.6 GPA and 28 ACT or 1320 SAT or 88 CLT
  • Without test score – 3.8 GPA

*Note: All GPA requirements are based on a 4.0 unweighted scale.

Every year students come and compete for one of these prestigious Heritage Scholarships. The value of a Heritage Scholarship is more than $125,000 (over four years). The competition is comprised of a 2-3 minute video, resume, 1-2 page essay, and in-person interview.

Students must be present to compete.


Resume: Students must submit a resume of high school achievements, involvement, and academics.

Video: Before the competition, you will be required to upload a short video as a response to the provided prompt. Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo (or something similar) and paste the link into the submission form.


Early October – November 17th : Invitations for First Round Sent; Submissions page opens

December 5: Video and Resume Submissions Due

February 2-3: Heritage Scholarship Competition Weekend

Early March: Competitors Notified of Heritage Results

If you are coming by yourself and you make flight arrangements, plan to fly American Eagle into East Texas Regional Airport (GGG) in Longview, Texas;

We are only able to provide transportation to and from East Texas Regional Airport (GGG) for students traveling by themselves on Thursday through Sunday.

You may also travel to Longview by bus or train. We have pick-up service from the Longview Amtrak Station as well as the Greyhound Bus Station. Students can be picked up anytime on Friday. We will also provide transportation for students to the airport terminal, train and bus stations.

Please try to schedule your return flight on Saturday afternoon to allow plenty of time to complete the morning's activities and arrive at your designated airport. We are not able to provide transportation for parents to/from airports, campus, or hotels. 


A $300 Heritage Travel Grant is available for students who attend Heritage. This can be in addition to a Travel Grant used for a separate visit to LETU.

Travel Grants are applied to the student's account pending fall enrollment.

Download the Heritage Travel Grant form. Must be returned to LeTourneau University within 30 days of the competition.

When is the Heritage Competition?
The Heritage Scholarship Competition will be in 2 rounds. The first round will allow invited students to submit their video and resume in order to be considered for round 2. Round 2 will be comprised of the finalists who will join us on campus for the Heritage Scholarship Competition weekend event, which will take place on February 2-3, 2024. 

When do I need to arrive on Friday? 
All students are required to check-in by 12:00pm on Friday, February 2.

What if I need to come in on Thursday?
If a student is traveling alone and we (LeTourneau) pick them up from the Gregg County Airport (GGG), bus station, or Amtrak; we will house the student on campus Thursday and Friday evening. If a student is coming with a parent and arrive on Thursday, the student will need to stay with their parent at the hotel for the night.

Does it cost anything to come and compete? 
LeTourneau does not charge students a fee to compete in the Heritage Scholarship Competition. Once on campus, meals and lodging are free for the competing students. Parents should expect to pay for a hotel if they choose to attend with their student. Some area hotels offer LeTourneau discounts for parents. 

Do I have to come to Longview to compete? 
Yes. Due to the nature of the competition, students are required to be on campus for the event.

Should my parents come with me?
Absolutely. We highly encourage parents to come and learn more about LeTourneau.

How should I dress for the interview?
Here are the minimums.
Men: A button down shirt, tie and appropriate pants to match.
Women: Dress pants or skirt and an appropriate top to match.

What do I need to bring to campus with me?
Aside from the professional attire mentioned above, pack clothes that are fitting of a scholarship competition. If you are staying on campus, you will need to bring toiletries and bedding with you. 

How many scholarships are awarded?
There are 5 Heritage scholarships.

Exactly how much is the Heritage Scholarship worth?
The Heritage Scholarship covers full tuition for 4 years, including tuition increases.

When will I know if I have been awarded the scholarship?
All students will be notified of their results within 3 weeks following the competition.

What do I do if I win?
Celebrate! A Heritage Scholarship contract will be sent to you with specific details. 

Who can I talk to if I have more questions?
Call Kristine Slate, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Services and Heritage Coordinator, at 903.233.4331 or email at

Questions? Contact:

Kristine Slate
Assistant VP for Enrollment Services
Heritage Coordinator