Grant Avis

McConnell Scholar Class of 2026


Grant Avis, of Elizabethtown, Ky., is a member of the McConnell Scholar Class of 2026 at the University of Louisville. He is studying history and political science.

Honors & Awards

  • University of Louisville Honors Program
  • President's Volunteer Service Award, 2023

Campus & Extracurricular Involvement

  •  Deputy Chief of Staff, Student Government Association 
  • Senate Speaker, Student Government Association (23-24)

Internship & Work Experience

  • Intern, Office of Rep. Samara Heavrin
  • Deputy Field Organizer, Andy Beshear for Governor 
  • Academic Team Coach, Jefferson County Public Schools 
  • Sales Associate, Chris Bauer State Farm 
  • 2019 Field Intern, Andy Beshear for Governor  

High School

Grant is a graduate of Central Hardin High School, where he served as Class President, Academic Team Captain, Beta Club President, and Young Democrats President. He was the 2022 State Champion in Governor's Cup Social Studies. Grant, the son of Tony and Sharman Avis, is an alumnus of the Governor's Scholars Program.

The McConnell Scholars Program will give me the opportunity to enrich my life, and not just academically. I will get the chance to expand my horizons, fully understand new perspectives, and deeply connect with amazing fellow Kentuckians. It is my hope that my time in the McConnell Program will equip me to better serve my beloved home and it's people.