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Hatton W. Sumners Scholarship Fund

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible students must meet the following criteria:

  • Legal resident of Texas, New Mexico or Oklahoma (for the past 12 months).
  • Applicants must be in good standing at their college or university located in Texas, New Mexico, or Oklahoma.
  • 60 completed hours of college coursework.
  • Four semesters remaining in college.
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA.
  • Recipients must agree to attend Public Policy Weekend OR Texas Tribune Festival AND any two other programs offered by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation.
Students that have been awarded a Sumners Scholars through their college/university are not eligible for this scholarship.

Selection Criteria
Applicants will be reviewed based on the following:
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Aspirations and ideals expressed in essay.
  • School and extracurricular activities.
  • Academic record (transcript required).
  • Demonstrated leadership potential.
Finalists will be required to interview in person in Dallas or Austin with the scholarship committee during the month of May.

Award: Up to $30,000 total per student


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March 21, 2020