Cultivating Kentucky's future leaders is the primary mission of the McConnell Center. Our 250+ network of McConnell Scholar alumni are leaders in their respective communities.
After graduating from the University of Louisville, McConnell Scholars have gone on to earn national awards including Fulbright, Truman and Boren scholarships. They have earned graduate degrees from elite universities and colleges including Berkeley, Cambridge, Columbia, Dartmouth, Georgetown, George Washington, Harvard, London School of Economics & Political Science, Michigan, New York, Oxford, Pennsylvania, Washington & Lee, William & Mary and Yale.
What They Do Now
Our alumni are presently working as professors, museum curators, medical doctors, military officers, pharmacists, lawyers, city planners, public servants, teachers, pastors, political strategists, campaign directors, hospital administrators, engineers, musicians, physical therapists, small business owners, policy analysts, and dentists. Where could a #McConnellScholarship take you?
"The McConnell Center not only gave me the credentials to be competitive in applying to Ivy League law schools but gave me the confidence and analytical skills to succeed once I arrived." - Michael G. Adams ('98), Harvard Law ('01), Kentucky Secretary of State-Elect
"The McConnell Center is one of a kind. I picked UofL because of it and feel much of my success today is a result of the program. Dr. Weber was an awesome mentor and helped me realize that I would find happiness thinking beyond a career in traditional medicine. Today, I work in international health research and policy and could not be happier. Thank you for the memories, the friends and for helping each of us find direction." - Christa Fischer Walker, PhD ('97), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health ('05); CDC Epidemiologist