Sydney Finley

McConnell Scholar Class of 2023


Sydney Finley, of Louisville, Ky., is a member of the McConnell Scholar Class of 2023 at the University of Louisville where she plans to study Biology and Political Science. She is a recipient of the Woodford R. Porter Scholarship and the Zeta Phi Beta Amicae scholarship.

She is a 2019 graduate from DuPont Manual High School where she was a member of Black Student Union, the Intersectionality Board, National Honors Society, and Key Club. She worked as a Youth Development Specialist at the St. Vincent dePaul Family Success Center. She graduated in the top 10 of her high school class and maintained honor roll for all 4 years of high school.

This scholarship is such an incredible door opener for students who are seeking to positively impact our future's social and political atmosphere. A program that stands upon the pillars of scholarship, leadership, and service, being a McConnell scholar is an honor that truly encompasses what I strive to live by.