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Scholars, teachers study in Colonial Williamsburg(Oct. 7, 2011) WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - McConnell Scholars and Kentucky high school social studies teachers discuss founding documents and leaders in Colonial Willia...
Five freshmen earn campus leadership positions (Sept. 13, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - McConnell Scholars join Freshmen LEAD and Task Force Freshman
Scholar considers ways to promote traditional music in Kentucky's highlands (Sept. 6, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Sophomore Meghan Waters spends part of her summer interning in U.S. Representative Geoff Davis's office.
Student published in national magazine(Sept. 1, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Sophomore McConnell Scholar Hunter Pittman publishes an article in The NODA Review.
Pippin elected to national fraternity office(Aug. 18, 2010) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Trey Pippin, of Owensboro, was recently elected president of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity's first national Undergraduate Advisory ...
Three McConnell Scholars earn international scholarships (July 22, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Hunter Davis, Blake Christopher and Michael Zeller earn international scholarships along with six other University of Louisvil...
Scholars pursue diverse opportunities after graduation(July 14, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Ten students graduate from the McConnell Scholars Program and prepare for new chapters in their lives.
Center welcomes 10 new scholars(June 23, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Ten students from Kentucky join the McConnell Scholars Program.
Scholar receives Boren Scholarship (June 13, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Junior Michael Zeller will spend the next academic year studying at Moscow State University in Russia after receiving a Boren ...
Class of 2012 departs for the People's Republic of China (May 16, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Ten McConnell Scholars embark on a month-long study abroad program.
Shepard wins debate championship (April 26, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Junior Ben Shepard wins three matches to secure the championship title.
Senior scholar named queen of the Kentucky Derby Festival (April 18, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Trisha Maclin, a senior McConnell Scholar majoring in English and political science at the University of Louisville, was chos...
Scholar embraces 'service before self' award (April 7, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - McConnell Scholar Alexandra Jenkins is the assistant director for the university's Relay For Life team.
Scholar receives English-Speaking Union scholarship(April 6 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Blake Christopher, a junior from Estill County, will attend the History, Politics and Society Program at the University of Oxfo...
Scholar receives Etscorn International Summer Research Award(March 28, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Sophomore Michael Zeller will use the $5,000 scholarship to research at the Churchill Archives at the University of Cambridge...
Poetry professor leads Scholars through Wendell Berry's work (March 21, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Jeffrey Skinner, a creative writing and poetry professor at the University of Louisville, led McConnell Scholars through a c...
McConnell Scholar elected student body president (March 11, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Junior Kurtis Frizzell (McLean County) will serve as the 2011-2012 University of Louisville Student Government Association Pr...
Scholar receives David Hershberg Scholarship for International Study(March 8, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Michael Zeller receives $2,500 to study Winston Churchill in Europe.
Election Results: McConnell Scholars face off in student body president run-of(March 7, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Juniors Kurtis Frizzell (McLean County) and John Weber (Jefferson County) are pitted against each other in the University of L...
Scholars help local elementary students go green, eat healthy and read (Feb. 7, 2011) LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The McConnell Scholars Program has partnered with the Head Start Program at Dawsom Orman Elementary for a semester-long project...