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Four Students Selected to Receive Sumners Scholarships

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Scholarships for students majoring in political science, history, pre-law or education provide $10,000 a year for two years

Four Southwestern students have been selected to receive the Hatton W. Sumners Fellowships beginning in the fall of 2010.

The fellowships, which are awarded by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation of Dallas, are for $5,000 per semester, or a total of $10,000 per year. The fellowships are awarded in the sophomore year and are good for the junior and senior years.

The fellowships are designated for students majoring in political science, history, pre-law or education. Students are selected for the fellowships based on their academic history, extracurricular activities, and leadership experience. Selection for the fellowships includes an interview with the trustees of the Sumners Foundation, which was created in 1949 by former Congressman Hatton W. Sumners (1875-1962).

Students recently selected to receive Sumners Fellowships are Amanda (Alex) Barnes, Rebekah Gomez, Jenna Mozingo and Gillian Ring.

Barnes is majoring in history and biology and hopes to attend medical school.

Gomez is majoring in political science and secondary education. She hopes to either teach government at the high school level or attend law school.

Mozingo is majoring in international studies with an emphasis on European politics. She hopes to study public policy at graduate school.

Ring is majoring in biology and international studies with an emphasis on political science in East Asia.

In addition to assistance with tuition, students selected to receive Sumners Fellowships have access to other programs sponsored by the foundation, including a distinguished lecture series; a variety of public policy, leadership and civic participation programs; and several educational and internship opportunities in Washington, D.C.