Ben Barberie

McConnell Scholar Class of 2021


Ben Barberie, of Lexington, Ky., is a junior McConnell Scholar at the University of Louisville, where he studies political science and economics. As a sophomore, he studied abroad in The Hague, Netherlands, minoring in branding and trends in marketing, financial markets, and sustainable business.

Honors and Awards

  • National Merit Scholar
  • Kentucky Governor's Scholar
  • Horizons Huntsman Leadership Scholar
  • University of Louisville Honors Scholar
  • University of Louisville Dean's Scholar
  • Harvard University Institute of Politics Delegate

Campus and Extracurricular Involvement

  • Sigma Chi Fraternity
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Executive Staff, Student Government Association
  • Economic Health Ambassador, Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute
  • Student Outreach Coordinator, raiseRED Dance Marathon
  • Housing Chairman, Sigma Chi Fraternity
  • Kentucky Lacrosse Association

Community Service

  • Project Warm, LG&E
  • Kentucky Youth Assembly, Kentucky YMCA
  • Backside Learning Center, Churchill Downs

Internships and Work Experience

  • Cardinal Tour Guide, University of Louisville Office of Admissions
  • Campaign Intern, Jim Gray for Congress
  • Runner, Landrum & Shouse LLP

High School

Ben Barberie is a 2017 graduate of Lexington Catholic High School, where he served on Student Council and was a member of the Bluegrass Youth Sustainability Council. He participated in the 2016 Governor Scholars Program and received the Kentucky House of Representatives Academic Achievement Award. He received the Lexington Catholic High School’s Lee McGrath Community Service Award for his extensive community service