Programs for High School Students

Essay Contest

Cash prizes are awarded to the top three essays submitted by Kentucky high school students. This annual contest is held in the spring semester.

Young Leaders Academy

Kentucky students, grades 9-12, are eligible to apply for the Young Leaders Academy, a summer residential leadership conference at the University of Louisville. The McConnell Center offers this annual program to outstanding high school students to help hone their leadership skills and further their understanding of American history.

McConnell Scholars Program

Living History Program