McConnell Center launches 2024-2025 Teacher Scholars application

By Madelin Shelton

Louisville, Ky. (June 24, 2024) – The application for the 2024-2025 Teacher Scholars Program is now open.

The McConnell Center’s Teacher Scholars Program is a hybrid-based professional learning program at the University of Louisville for a select cohort of Kentucky educators. The program, which runs through the academic year, will explore the rich roots of the American Republic. Specifically, participants will focus on the achievements of five major civilizations – Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and Philadelphia – and their unique influence on America through monthly events with top experts from across the country.

Program benefits include over 30 professional development hours, free reading and study materials, all-expenses-paid weekend conferences, a culminating summer travel experience to Philadelphia, PA, and more.

The application deadline is Friday, July 19, 2024. Apply here or at

For more information, contact Meghan Waters, Director of External Education, at (502) 852-3158 or

The McConnell Center began the non-profit, non-partisan Civic Education Program in 2005 to help Kentucky citizens develop a better understanding of the U.S. Constitution and American history and to encourage open and free discussion of perennial concerns that inform contemporary politics. The McConnell Center conducts programs for Kentucky’s educators, students (K-12 and college), and the general public focused on developing a strong knowledge of U.S. history and fostering creative thinking about the possibilities and problems of citizenship in the 21st century.