04/24/2024 McMurry News

$30,000 Scholarship Awarded

Irving, Texas  — Garrison Shin of Round Rock, Texas was recently awarded a $30,000 scholarship to attend McMurry University by The Sumners Foundation of Irving, Texas.  Scholarships are awarded by the Foundation based on civic engagement, academic excellence, a capacity for leadership, and a desire to further our democracy.


Garrison Shin

Garrison is one of 46 undergraduate students nationally to receive a Sumners scholarship in 2024.

“The Sumners Scholarship program has been at the core of the Sumners Foundation’s purpose since shortly after its inception in 1949. Our Scholars are selected from the very best students at colleges and universities after a rigorous interview process. To be selected as a Sumners Scholar is an honor that will remain with the Scholar throughout his or her lifetime,” said Board Chairman Lon Williams.  “Over the decades Sumners Scholars have made significant contributions to their communities, their states and America.  Following in the footsteps of Congressman Hatton W. Sumners, the Foundation is pleased to support students striving to: improve our political system, address societal challenges through crafting public policies based upon the fundamental principles of American democracy, educate all Americans about their civic obligations as citizens, and be active, productive members of our Republic.”

Sumners Scholar alumni include such notables as U.S. District Judge Fred Biery, former Senior Deputy Attorney General of Oklahoma Dara Derryberry, Chairman of Matador Resources Joe Foran, Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court Nathan Hecht, President of the University of Texas at Arlington Jennifer Cowley, and past Chancellor of the New Mexico Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church Charles L. Moore.

If you would like more information, please call Eileen Resnik at 214-220-2128 or email Eileen@SumnersFoundation.org