Center welcomes newest McConnell Scholars
The ten students join the McConnell Scholars Program, a premier educational enrichment and scholarship program for high-achieving Kentuckians.
The group will attend the University of Louisville on "full-ride-plus" scholarships that cover the cost of tuition, as well as funding for an extended summer study abroad program to China and a trip to Washington, D.C. Participants in the McConnell Scholars Program will receive an enhanced academic experience consisting of liberal arts study; opportunities to meet and engage prominent national, state and local leaders; and a strong focus on community service.
The 10 new McConnell Scholars are:
In its first 20 years, the Center has given more than $2.5 million in scholarship money to more than 200 Kentucky students, mentored them to compete for elite national graduate scholarships and helped them travel the world.
U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, together with the University of Louisville, founded the nonpartisan scholarship program in 1991 to benefit Kentucky’s best and brightest students.