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East Texas student awarded $86,000 scholarship

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas student got a big surprise Friday, when her hopes of going to college were answered by a Longview university.

Carmen Wilcox, 17, of East Texas Christian School of Longview, competed in the nation-wide Heritage Scholarship Program.

She was surprised in class with the award of an over $86,000 scholarship to LeTourneau University.

"I hoped that it would happen," said Wilcox. "I was just waiting for God to provide what I needed. I guess it's LeTourneau. I'm very happy about LeTouneau. It's a great school and the atmosphere is unique. I've never been to another college that's been exactly that same way."

Wilcox says she plans to study psychology. She is the fourth scholarship winner from the East Texas Christian School.

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