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Program Questions

Application Deadline: Feb. 24, 2019


Perennial GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee with Texas Wesleyan Hatton Sumners Scholars Abbey Borghee and Misty Wilkins.Can I receive other institutional scholarships in conjunction with the Hatton W. Sumners scholarship?

Yes. Total awards, however, cannot exceed the cost of tuition.

Are additional fees – such as general or technology fees – paid for as well?

No. You are responsible for paying these charges before the payment deadline each semester.

Do I have to be a current Wesleyan student to apply for the Hatton W. Sumners scholarship?

No. However, you must be planning to attend Wesleyan the following semester and as with all financial aid opportunities, you must first apply and be admitted to Texas Wesleyan University prior to being eligible for the scholarship.

Medal & 2014 Program wood backgroundDo I have to be one of the listed preferred majors to receive the Hatton W. Sumners scholarship?

No. Preference is given to students who are majoring in political science, pre-law or history, and to those who plan to teach in the field of social studies; however, students from other program areas who have high academic achievement, are involved in activities, and exhibit leadership and a strong sense of community responsibility will also be considered.

After interviewing with the trustees, how quickly will I be notified of whether or not I will receive the scholarship?

Generally, the trustees make their decisions immediately following the final candidate’s interview. You will be notified via U.S. mail within two weeks.

Is attendance at luncheons and other Hatton W. Sumners events mandatory?

No. It is, however, strongly encouraged and an expectation by the university that Scholars will participate in as many events as possible. The Hatton W. Sumners Foundation has graciously funded your education and sponsored these events to further your training; exposing you to today’s foremost leaders and public speakers is one of their means of doing so.

‌Is it possible to retain the Hatton W. Sumners scholarship for over two years, whether for undergraduate or graduate work?

The Sumners scholarship is awarded for two years only and can only be used for undergraduate studies during a Scholar’s junior and senior years. Should a Scholar continue into graduate work, the financial scholarship is no longer available; however, Scholars are still welcome to join our current Sumners Scholars at the luncheon events in Dallas as well as at other Sumners alumni-sponsored events.