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Hatton W. Sumners Scholars named for 2019-2020 academic year

04.06.2019 | By:
Hatton W. Sumners Luncheon, April 5, 2019.  HWS Trustees and current Sumners Scholars as well as the faculty sponsors and university administrators were in attendance.  Two Scholars who graduated in December 2018 were honored.

On Friday, April 5, trustees from the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation interviewed candidates for its prestigious Sumners Scholars Program. The interviews were followed by a lunch in honor of this year's graduating scholars, Jared Archer and McKayla Harwell. Continuing scholars Nicholas Davis, Bailey Dozier and Stuart Tennyson were also present.

Texas Wesleyan is pleased to announce that the Sumners Foundation has named two political science students as Hatton W. Sumners scholars beginning Fall 2019. David Amaya and David Cason will join the continuing scholars for the 2019-2020 academic year.

In addition to a generous scholarship, Texas Wesleyan Sumners scholars attend the Texas Tribune Festival, the Hatton W. Sumners Leadership Conference and the Sumners Student Policy Weekend each year. Scholars also have the opportunity to participate in various lunches and lectures sponsored by the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI). Finally, as of Spring 2019, scholars also serve the community through volunteer opportunities.  

The endowed Hatton W. Sumners Scholarship Program was established at Texas Wesleyan University in 1994. Since that time, many TXWES students have been honored as Sumners Scholars. The scholarship carries not only a significant stipend but also various opportunities, such as participation in the Hatton W. Sumners Student Leadership Conference, the Texas Tribune Festival and various other events specifically designed to develop scholars' leadership potential.  

For more information about the Hatton W. Sumners Scholarship, visit