Center welcomes McConnell Scholar Class of 2027

By Madelin Shelton
Center welcomes McConnell Scholar Class of 2027

The McConnell Scholar Class of 2027

Louisville, Ky. (September 5, 2023) - The McConnell Center welcomes nine new students to the McConnell Scholars Program, one of the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship programs in the state.  

“We are excited to get to work with these outstanding young Scholars,” said McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary Gregg. “They are already proving to be talented, engaged, and dedicated students and leaders.”

This year’s freshmen mark the 32nd class in the Center’s history and part of UofL’s Class of 2027.

The new McConnell Scholars are:

This year’s applicant pool jumped 9 percent over last year.

The McConnell Center has awarded more than $5.2 million in scholarships to 303 McConnell Scholars, provided professional military education to hundreds of U.S. Army leaders and conducted civic education programs for K-12 teachers and students across Kentucky. Its lectures, books, studies, conferences, and podcasts have garnered international attention, and the American Council of Trustees and Alumni has named the center “an oasis of excellence” in higher education.

The McConnell Scholars Program is a prestigious leadership and scholarship program at the University of Louisville open to graduating Kentucky high school seniors with a strong demonstrated record of leadership, scholarship, and service. Around ten students are added each year with a maximum of 40 McConnell Scholars in the program at one time.