Four Southwestern students have been selected to receive Sumners Fellowships beginning in the fall of 2009.

The fellowships, which are awarded by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation of Dallas, are for $5,000 per semester, or a total of $10,000 per year. The fellowships are awarded in the sophomore year and are good for the junior and senior years.

The fellowships are designated for students majoring in political science, history, pre-law or education. Students are selected for the fellowships based on their academic history, extracurricular activities, and leadership experience. Selection for the fellowships includes an interview with the trustees of the Sumners Foundation, which was created in 1949 by former Congressman Hatton W. Sumners (1875-1962).

Students recently selected to receive Sumners Fellowships are Juan Juarez, Erika Rendon, Randi Spencer and Sarah Woolley.

In addition to assistance with tuition, students selected to receive Sumners Fellowships have access to other programs sponsored by the foundation, including a distinguished lecture series; a variety of public policy, leadership and civic participation programs; and several educational and internship opportunities in Washington, D.C.


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