TU Junior Awarded Sumners Foundation Scholarship

Congratulations TIS Alum, Lauren Agpoon, junior majoring in finance and economics at The University of Tulsa, for being awarded a $30,000 scholarship by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation!
Lauren Agpoon, a junior majoring in finance and economics at The University of Tulsa, has been awarded a $30,000 scholarship by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation. Selection criteria are academic excellence, civic engagement and capacity for leadership. Agpoon was one of 55 students nationally to be given a Sumners scholarship in 2020.

“I was ecstatic when I received the scholarship,” Agpoon remarked. “I knew it would aid my journey to law school financially and help me expand my network of friends and mentors.”

Agpoon applied for the scholarship because of a friend who pointed her toward it, and she ultimately found a lot of common ground between what the scholarship committee was seeking and what she was striving to do. 

“I appreciated that the Sumners Foundation valued leadership, civic engagement and intellectual curiosity,” she said. “The program aligned with my interests and supported my passions.”

“The Sumners scholarship is very prestigious,” said the foundation’s chairman, Jerry Reis. “Sumners Scholars have made significant contributions to their communities, state and country. Following in the footsteps of Congressman Hatton W. Sumners, we are pleased to support students working to improve the political system, address issues through public policy, educate others about civic responsibility, and be active, productive members of society.”


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