The Competition

The 2016 Heritage Competition will be held January 22-23, 2016 in Longview, TX. Students must be present to compete.  While we understand the dates may not work out for everyone, for consistency of the competition these are the only dates students will be allowed to compete. 

In order to compete in the Heritage Competition, every student must be deposited at LeTourneau University.  Depositing before January 1st will also give you an extra $1,000 per year scholarship, it is highly recommended if you are coming to Heritage to deposit by January 1st. The deposit is non-binding and is fully refundable until May 1st.

A $300 Heritage Travel Grant is available for students who attend the Heritage Scholarship Competition. This can be in addition to the Travel Grant used for a separate visit to LETU. Travel Grants are applied to the student's account pending fall 2015 enrollment.

Download the Heritage Travel Grant form. Must be returned to LeTourneau University by February 25th, 2016.


Timeline of Heritage Scholarship Competition 2016:

November 1st, 2015 - January 6th, 2016: Invitations sent out electronically to eligible, accepted students. Registration opens.

December 1st, 2015 -  January 6th, 2016: Essay and video prompts emailed to registered students.

January 6th, 2016: LAST day to receive an invitation and register.

January 13th, 2016: All items (essay, video, resume, and deposits) MUST be submitted.

January 22nd, 2016: Heritage Scholarship Competition 2016 begins!

 *These dates are firm and set in stone. No late registrations or items will be received for the Heritage Scholarship Competition 2016.


Competition Components

SAT and ACT Test Scores: Your highest composite test score will be used.  We allow "superscoring" and will take your best Math and Critical Reading to make your best combined SAT score and we will take your best subscores on the ACT to determine your best composite ACT score. 

High School GPA: Your unweighted High School GPA will be used as one of the factors for determining your overall performance.

Essay and Video: Before the competition, you will be required to upload an essay and short video as a response to a prompt we will provide starting December 1st.

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

Interview: Students will be interviewed by a panel for approximately 10-15 minutes.

Questions? Contact:

Carl Arnold

Executive Director for Enrollment Services,
Heritage Coordinator