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Four Southwestern Students Receive Sumners Scholarships for Fall 2012

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Prestigious scholarships provide $10,000 year to students majoring in political science, history, pre-law or education

Four Southwestern students have been selected to receive Hatton W. Sumners Scholarships beginning in the fall of 2012.

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

The scholarships are designated for students majoring in political science, history, pre-law or education. Students are selected for the scholarships based on their academic history, extracurricular activities, and leadership experience. Selection for the scholarships 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 Scholarships are Augustus Crimm, Eleanor O’Neil, Bailey Olderog and Sarah Puffer. Crimm is double-majoring in history and accounting, O’Neil and Olderog are political science majors, and Puffer is majoring in international studies and environmental studies.

In addition to assistance with tuition, students selected to receive Sumners Scholarships 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.