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Prepare to Apply

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 was 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 Wesleyan University until graduation beginning with the upcoming Fall semester.

Submitting Your Application

Pick up an application in the Office of Financial Aid or print this application. A completed application, an official community college and/or university transcript(s) reflecting all academic coursework 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 Us
Hatton W. Sumners Scholarship Faculty Advisor

Professor of History Christopher Ohan

Office: Polytechnic United Methodist Church 244
Phone: 817-531-4913

Contact Us:
1201 Wesleyan Street
Fort Worth, TX 76105

phone 817-531-4444
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