Prepare to Apply


Application Deadline:

February 17, 2015

The Sumners Scholars program will be accepting student applications for the 2015-2016 Academic Year in early Spring 2015. Official applications are available in the Financial Aid Office in the Oneal-Sells Administration Building beginning in January. 

Application Deadline is February 17, 2015. 

 2014 2015 Scholars attend NCPA distinguished Lecture Series

Learn more

These resources can be very helpful when preparing your Hatton W. Sumners Scholarship application:


Our Scholars on the Web

“Becoming an Ethical Leader: Finding the Truth Amidst Competing, Conflicting, and Complementing Values”

A paper written by Sumners scholars Tiara Nugent and Martin Garcia, originally published in University Scholars: Proceedings of University College Day, 2009.


Texas Wesleyan University and the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation seek dynamic, motivated students who embrace civic responsibility and will enhance their campus, community and the scholarship program through personal involvement.

Specifically, to be eligible applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Have completed 60 academic hours by the beginning of the fall term in which the scholarship begins.
  • Have a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average.
  • Be in good standing with the university.
  • Have a record of participation in campus or civic activities that benefit the university and/or the community at large.
  • Have 3 to 4 semesters remaining at Texas Wesleyn University until graduation beginning with the upcoming Fall semester.


Submitting your application

A completed application, an official community college and/or university transcript(s) reflecting all academic course work and a photograph must be provided to the Texas Wesleyan Office of Financial Aid by the deadline posted.

Additionally, please include a professional resume outlining all honors and awards received, extracurricular activities and leadership and work experiences. Finally, an essay (of no more than 750 words) narrating your personal background, extraordinary life experiences, leadership roles performed, reasons for selecting your particular field of study and your ambitions for the future is required.

Choice applicants will be asked to complete a personal interview with representative trustees from the Sumners Foundation on an arranged date. Final selection is competitive and determined by the strength of the application, resume, essay and personal interview with Trustees.

Contact Information

Dr. Deborah Roark
Associate Vice President
Sponsored Programs & External Relations
Location: 1201 Wesleyan St.
Fort Worth, TX 76105
Phone: 817-531-4830
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm

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