LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - It is believed to be the largest donation for homeschool scholarships ever.
Wednesday, LeTourneau University received a $5,000,000 gift to establish the scholarships.
The anonymous donation was announced at the university's convocation.
It is good news for homeschoolers at LeTourneau, as their numbers have risen from just 2% of the student body in 1997 to 18% this year.
"I heard that a lot of their students were homeschooled and I was like, that's gonna be fine," said Rachael Barthold, a freshman from San Antonio. "I'm not going to be the only homeschooler like I am many other places and so this money will just keep them coming, and LeTourneau is a great place for them to be."
Students and their families who are interested in applying for these homeschool scholarships can contact LeTourneau University admissions.