Three of the four current Hatton W. Sumners scholars, Bailey Dozier, Nicholas Davis and Stuart Tennyson, met early on the first Saturday of Spring Break to tackle the overgrown yard of a homebound senior in Fort Worth. Scholars mowed and trimmed brush and trees around the senior's home.
According to Reuters, as many as four million americans are homebound, meaning that they rarely or never leave their homes. Many of these americans lack the financial resources to live in an assisted living or full-time care facility.
Sumners Scholars at Texas Wesleyan not only receive significant scholarship funding and participate in the various programs sponsored by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation, but they are required to participate in community service. This spring, the scholars elected to serve this homebound woman, providing a much needed spring clean-up.
For more information about the Hatton W. Sumners Scholarship, visit txwes.edu/academics/sumners/.