Sawyer Depp

McConnell Scholar Class of 2024


Sawyer Depp, of Fort Thomas Ky., is a member of the McConnell Scholar Class of 2024 at the University of Louisville. He studies political science, history, and creative writing.

Honors & Awards

  • University of Louisville Honors Program
  • 2020 UofL Trustees Scholarship recipient
  • 2020 Balanced Man Scholarship recipient
  • 2020 Whitaker Bank KHSAA Sweet Sixteen Student Athlete Scholarship Recipient
  • University of Louisville Dean’s Scholar
  • Top 16, Finalist, Great Lakes Regional, American Moot Court Association 2020

Campus & Extracurricular Involvement

  • McConnell Center Service Chair
  • McConnell Center Class Representative
  • McConnell Center Poetry Group Member
  • University of Louisville Undergraduate Moot Court Team
  • University of Louisville Shadow Host
  • Mecosta Circle Member, Intercollegiate Studies Institute
  • Freshmen LEAD Member
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Member
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Phi Leader
  • Project Warm Blitz Leader

Internships & Work Experience

  • Sterilization Assistant and Front Desk Worker, DentalBlu
  • X-ray Certified, DentalBlu

Community Service

  • University of Louisville Cardinal Cupboard Volunteer
  • University of Louisville Raise Red Dancer
  • Louisville Metro Parks Volunteer
  • Louisville Community Growers Volunteer
  • Project Warm Blitz Leader

High School

Sawyer is a graduate of Highlands High School, where he earned AP Scholar with Distinction honors and a National Merit Scholarship Program Letter of Commendation. He was named MVP of the football team and participated on the state champion We The People team. He was choir president and founder of the men's choir; a member of the National Honor, English, Spanish and Math Societies; and member of the leadership council. Sawyer, the son of Rob and Ansley Depp, was a 2019 Kentucky Governor's Scholar.

The McConnell Program is known for its character-building discourse that leads to a deeper understanding of societal issues. Problems are solved when unlike-minded, intelligent individuals engage in civil debate. The program provides the necessary content, environment and community to promote positive change and develop leadership skills foundational to my future.