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Four Southwestern Students Selected to Receive Sumners Scholarships

Scholarships provide $10,000 plus access to a variety of educational and internship opportunities

Four Southwestern students have been selected to receive Hatton W. Sumners Scholarships beginning in the fall of 2014.

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 areas such as political science, history, pre-law and 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 Elizabeth Bell, Sara Hall, Daniel Ross and Alexandra Wagui. Bell is a political science major, Ross is an environmental studies major, and Hall and Wagui are both education majors.

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.