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“The experiences that have been presented to me along this journey were nothing short of spectacular. Of course I met many amazing people including Tony Snow and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, but it is not simply the people I met along the way but rather my growth of voice, confidence and ability to question others, and myself at times.” — Anna Oran, Sr. Scholar 2009

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of citizen scholars and citizen leaders, the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation and Schreiner University offer the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation Scholarship Program. Tuition scholarships are awarded in the amount of $7,000 during the junior and senior years. Prestigious leadership training and educational opportunities are funded through Sumners Foundation grants. Hatton W. Sumners represented Texas in the United States Congress from 1913 until his voluntary retirement in 1947. Congressman Sumners was recognized as one of the preeminent constitutional scholars on Capitol Hill and served as chairman of the powerful House Committee on the Judiciary from 1931 until returning to Texas. Established by Mr. Sumners in 1949, the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation is dedicated to: • the study and teaching of the science of self-government • the development of leaders with a sense of community responsibility • the maintenance of the American constitutional principles and the quality of life afforded under those Schreiner’s principles Undergraduate student scholarships are awarded What’s the big idea? only through select colleges


and universities: Schreiner It’s all about the University, Austin College, personal pronoun, as in: Howard Payne University, am an individual. Texas Wesleyan University, have exciting goals Southwestern University, for my life. University of Dallas, expect my professors St. Edward’s to help me reach them. University and am going to make the most Huston-Tillotson of this investment in my University. future, and then... Graduate am going to make a positive scholarships are impact on the world. substantial and Sumners programs That’s the big idea.

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Left to right, Kathy Calhoun, Kristi Click , Celise Rice, George Will, Steve Griffin, Elaine Murray, Step hanie Crane

only did the Foundation help finance my education, “Not they gave me the opportunity to meet extraordinary

are established in the: Oklahoma City University School of Law, University of Dallas, University of North Texas and Southern Methodist University School of Law. Sumners Scholars are invited to participate in sponsored events throughout the year. Conferences and seminars are designed to inform and engage students in a full range of public policy, governance and leadership issues. Student registration fees and travel expenses are supported by Foundation grants. Sumners Scholars typically attend four events per year. Most recently Schreiner students participated in: • The Hatton W. Sumners Distinguished Lecture Series hosted by the National Center for Policy Analysis. • The New Politics Forum, a program of the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation at the University of Texas. http://communication.utexas. edu/strauss/ • The annual Student Leadership Conference, a program of the Center for Ethical Leadership at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. http://www. Professional and post-graduate networking continues after graduation and is extended to each scholar commensurate with their interests and career goals. The Sumners Scholarship Program was established at Schreiner in 1983. Since that time, 160 Schreiner students have been honored as Sumners Scholars and represent only one portion of the total Sumners network. Selection is competitive and determined by the strength of the application, resume, essay and personal interviews with Trustees of the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation.

individuals who inspired me to be self-governed and involved in the world around me.

— Kristi Click, Sr. Scholar 2009

T he c o mpet itive app l i cat i o n p r o cess Sophomores in Schreiner’s undergraduate programs or sophomores transferring to Schreiner apply to become Hatton W. Sumners Scholars in January of the sophomore year. Preference is given to students who are majoring in political science, pre-law, history, government, business, economics, English or those who plan to teach social studies. All majors are accepted. Students from other program areas who have high academic achievement, are involved in campus activities, exhibit leadership and a strong sense of community responsibility are also considered. For more information about the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation, you may visit their web site at For information about eligibility criteria and application, please contact Beth Bourland, Director of Foundation Relations, by calling 830-792-7213 or by e-mailing BGBourland@

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Hatton W. Sumner Scholars 2009-2010  

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Schreiner University