Homeschooler Success


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NEARLY 1 IN 5 RESIDENTIAL LETU STUDENTS WAS HOMESCHOOLED

Homeschooling is an investment of time and resources that pays amazing dividends. At LeTourneau University, we understand homeschoolers because we aim to build upon what parents have already begun. Hands-on education, a low faculty-to-student ratio, and an environment that encourages spiritual growth and meaningful relationships makes LETU a great fit for homeschooled students.


LETOURNEAU OFFERS ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S LARGEST ENDOWMENTS DEDICATED TO HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS

LETU is helping homeschoolers around the world earn their degree with the LeTourneau University Homeschool Endowed Scholarship, thanks to a $5 million gift to establish an endowed scholarship fund specifically for home schooled students. Learn more about eligibility and application requirements.


LIFE AT LETOURNEAU

The spiritual and academic environment at LeTourneau is ideal for those with a background in homeschooling. A tightly-knit community, orientation, floor unity, weekly floor devotionals, intramural sports and other impromptu entertainment in the residence halls all ensure that our incoming freshmen quickly bond and become comfortable with their school family.

ACADEMIC ADVANTAGES

  • LeTourneau accepts homeschool transcripts.
  • With small class sizes and courses taught by professors instead of teacher aides, you will get to know your major and your professors.
  • As a homeschooler, you understand the value of learning through hands-on experiences. At LETU, these experiences are at the core of our courses from day one.
  • Personal tutoring and other opportunities for academic success are available through the Achievement Center.
  • Students can pick from more than 140 programs in aeronautical science, the arts and sciences, business and technology, teacher education, engineering and engineering technology, health sciences, and theology & vocation.
  • LETU is consistently ranked in the top tier by U.S. News & World Report.

SPIRITUAL ADVANTAGES

  • LeTourneau's education is grounded in Christian principles, which are integrated into every major and every course.
  • Faculty members begin each class session with a prayer and/or devotional time.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in service projects and go on national and international mission trips.
  • Weekly floor devotionals are held to promote floor unity and encourage accountability.
  • Faculty, staff and many nationally and internationally recognized Christian men and women present messages in chapel. Students also have the opportunity to present or lead worship during chapel.  

SOCIAL ADVANTAGES

  • Students tell us they feel like they "belong" at LeTourneau and love the strong sense of community on the campus.
  • Students can participate in student government, intercollegiate team sports, student leadership and more than 50 recognized student organizations.
  • Faculty and staff often invite students into their homes for fellowship, mentoring and home-cooked meals.
  • Students can participate in any of the 13 men's and women's varsity athletic programs.
  • Intramural participation among LETU students is a big deal, with over 85 percent participation in 20 sports.

FINANCIAL ADVANTAGES

  • 91 percent of all full-time students receive some form of financial aid.
  • Over the past three years, LETU graduates have a 90 percent job placement rate. 
  • Campus Jobs offers a variety of on-campus positions students which can apply for through the quick and easy online application process.
  • Those eligible for the Federal Work Study program can apply for jobs at specific partnered locations within the community.

SAFETY AND COMMUNITY ADVANTAGES

  • University Police patrols the campus, provides security and access to facilities after hours, enforces traffic regulations and is available 24/7 for emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • Each dorm has either proxy cards, swipe cards or a key code at each entry to ensure 24-hour safety of living facilities.
  • The Corner Café serves up delicious, nutritious meals provided by LETU's sustainability-focused food service provider, Bon Appétit.
  • The campus is located on 162 acres and is separated from the surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Students with flight classes located at the Paul and Betty Abbott Aviation Center have the option to be transported by university buses.
  • No smoking or drinking is permitted on or off campus.

 

LeTourneau University Homeschool Endowed Scholarship

To be considered for the Homeschool Endowed Scholarship for Fall 2019, essays must be submitted by February 1st, 2019.

Through the generosity of an anonymous Friend of LeTourneau University, the LETU Homeschool Endowed Scholarship has been established to benefit new students enrolling at LeTourneau University. Established in Fall 2010, this scholarship is awarded each academic year using the following criteria. Check out a video highlight about LeTourneau University's Homeschool Endowed Scholarship and discover the details, below:

TO BE ELIGIBLE, A STUDENT MUST:

  1. Enter as a new freshmen student to LeTourneau University and enroll in at least 12 credit hours each semester.
  2. Be a US citizen and submit a FAFSA. You can find the FAFSA application at Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  3. Be homeschooled for three of the four years of high school, with one of those three years being the senior year.
  4. Graduate from homeschooling in Spring 2019. This will be verified by an official transcript issued by the homeschool of attendance.
  5. Be accepted to LETU by February 1, 2019. To get started on the application process, go to Admissions.
  6. Complete a one page, single-spaced essay on their own personal homeschool experience by February 1st, 2019. Send essay by email to Mike VanBrocklin, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Services at MikeVanBrocklin@letu.edu. The essay should address both advantages and any disadvantages of the homeschool experience and how the experience has helped them develop academically, socially, and spiritually.

Decisions will be made by February 15th, 2019. High school grades, test score(s) and the student's financial need will be considered.

RENEWAL OF SCHOLARSHIP:

  1. Continuing eligibility requires enrollment in at least 12 credit hours each semester.
  2. Each semester, recipients will participate in a recruitment effort for prospective home school students.
  3. Cumulative grade point average (CGPA) will be considered for scholarship renewal.
  4. The LETU Homeschool Endowed Scholarship may be awarded for a maximum of eight semesters to eligible students.

Supplement your homeschool curriculum with our online Dual Credit program!