Deadline: March 3, 2023
The Sumners Foundation provides two types of scholarships
- Scholarships for rising juniors for their junior and senior years at a Texas or Oklahoma College or University. Scholarships are $15,000/year for each of those last two years of undergraduate work ($30,000 total) to cover tuition, on-campus room and board, fees, and books. Students must be U.S. citizens and permanent residents of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Arkansas, or Kansas. Scholarships will be awarded this spring to be applied in the fall of 2023. Second semester sophomores this spring are the ideal candidates.
- FULL–RIDE law school scholarships at SMU Dedman School of Law and Oklahoma City University School of Law. Students must be starting law school in the fall of 2023. Application codes must be obtained from the law schools. Students must beU.S. citizens and permanent residents of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Arkansas, or Kansas.
In addition to the scholarship, students have special access to programs funded exclusively for their benefit that are designed to broaden their knowledge of civic education and engagement.
Financial need is not a factor. We are looking for students whose vocation or avocation will help to further the democratic process. Sumners Scholars alumni are currently serving on the Texas Supreme Court, volunteering in the Peace Corps, serving as city managers, working for think tanks, coordinating political campaigns, and working in the Texas State Capitol just to name a few.
The application for both the At-Large Sumners Scholarship and law school scholarships can be found on our website: www.sumnersfoundation.org. The pool of applications will be narrowed down and interviews will be conducted this spring.
The application deadline for At-Large undergraduate scholarships is March 3, 2023 at 5:00 PM, Central Time.
SMU Law School applications are due January 27, 2023.
Oklahoma City University Law School applications are due March 15, 2023.