"By encouraging the study, teaching and research into the science and art of self-government, to the end that the American people may understand the fundamental principles of democracy and be guided thereby in shaping governmental policies."
— Sumners Foundation Mission Statement
About the Award
The endowed Sumners Scholarship Program was established at Texas Wesleyan University in 1994. Since that time, many TXWES students have been honored as Sumners Scholars; they represent only one portion of the total Sumners scholars network.
Begining in Fall 2022, Sumners Scholars will receive $5,000 per semester for tuition and $500 for textbooks (up to $11,000 per academic year) in conjunction with other institutional or organizational scholarships. Total awards cannot exceed the cost of tuition.
The application deadline for the 2023-2024 Academic Year is Dec. 7.
The scholarship may be applied for a second school year (the senior year) provided the student meets the following criteria:
- Good standing with the University
- 3.0 grade point average or better
- Completion of at least 12 credit hours per semester (full-time status)
- US citizen
- Participation in a reasonable number of campus or civic activities for the benefit of Texas Wesleyan, the community and/or the Sumners Foundation
Please contact Dr. Christopher Ohan for more information.