Leah Hazelwood

McConnell Scholar Class of 2022


Leah Hazelwood, of Lebanon, Ky., is a member of the McConnell Scholar Class of 2022 studying political science, race and gender studies, global public health, economics, and Chinese.

Honors and Awards

  • 2020 Kentucky Derby Festival Princess
  • University of Louisville Honors Program
  • University of Louisville Porter Scholar
  • Harvard Kennedy School of Public Policy and Leadership 2019 Cohort

Extracurricular and Campus Involvement

  • College of Arts and Sciences Vice President, Student Government Association
  • Chi Omega Women’s Fraternity
  • She Became, Director of Community Outreach
  • Center for Free Enterprise Reading Group
  • Chinese Language Club
  • Task Force Freshmen
  • Honors Service Living Learning Community

Community Service

  • Center for Women and Families
  • Kentucky Refugee Ministries
  • Cardinal Cupboard
  • Project Warm

Internship and Work Experience

  • Student Orientation Staffer, University of Louisville Office of Admissions
  • McConnell Center Office Assistant

Growing up in a small town, I discounted many of my future experiences because of my background. The McConnell Program has given me new life. I know that this program will involve me in unimaginable opportunities and provide me the necessary education, people, and capabilities to be successful on a large scale.