Center welcomes 11 new McConnell Scholars

(June 17, 2015) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The McConnell Center welcomes its 24th class of McConnell Scholars.

Eleven students join the McConnell Scholars Program, a premier educational enrichment and scholarship program for high-achieving Kentuckians. The group will attend the University of Louisville on "full-ride-plus" scholarships that cover the cost of tuition, as well as funding for an extended summer study abroad program to China and a trip to Washington, D.C.

Participants in the McConnell Scholars Program will receive an enhanced academic experience consisting of liberal arts study; opportunities to meet and engage prominent national, state and local leaders; and a strong focus on community service.

In its first 25 years, the Center has given more than $3.5 million in scholarship money to more than 200 Kentucky students, mentored them to compete for elite national graduate scholarships and helped them travel the world.

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, together with the University of Louisville, founded the nonpartisan scholarship program in 1991 to benefit Kentucky’s best and brightest students.

The Class of 2019 McConnell Scholars are:

Sidney Cobb

Franklin County (Western Hills High School)

Easton Depp

Campbell County (Highlands High School)

Isaac Feinn

Jefferson County (Christian Educational Consortium)

Nicole Fielder

Jessamine County (West Jessamine High School)

Erica Gaither

Caldwell County (Caldwell County High School)

Claire Gothard

Jefferson County (duPont Manual High School)

Bridget Kim

Rowan County (Rowan County High School)

Miranda Mason

Owen County (Owen County High School)

Natasha Mundkur

Jefferson County (duPont Manual High School)

Georgiana Sook

Daviess County (Daviess County High School)

Colton Stinger

Hardin County (Bethlehem High School)