Claire Harmon

McConnell Scholar Class of 2023


Claire Harmon, of Benton, Ky., is a member of the McConnell Scholar Class of 2023 at the University of Louisville. She studies library science with a concentration in political science. 

Honors & Awards

  • University of Louisville Vogt Scholar
  • University of Louisville Dean’s Scholar, Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
  • University of Louisville Honors Program
  • Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge Champion
  • United States Senate Youth Program Delegate

Campus & Extracurricular Involvement

  • Crisis Text Line, Crisis Counselor
  • Library Student Advisory Board Member
  • Leader’s Legacy

Internships & Work Experience

  • Ekstrom Library, Student Assistant
  • Speed Art Museum, Gallery Attendant
  • Conrad Caldwell House Museum, Collections Intern
  • Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs, Resident Advisor
  • River Region Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • Substitute Teacher, Jefferson County Public Schools

Community Service

  • College Mentors for Kids, Mentors
  • Kentucky YMCA Youth Programs Volunteer
  • Project Warm
  • English Conversation Nights at the Louisville Free Public Library
  • Kentucky High School Speech League Judge

High School

Claire is a 2019 graduate of Marshall County High School where she was president of the Student Y Chapter, Young Democrats and the TRASH Club. She also participated on the speech team and attended the Governor Scholar's Program. She served as Editor-In-Chief at Kentucky Youth Assembly.  

Being a McConnell Scholar has been a goal of mine for several years. As soon as I heard about this program and its many aspects, I knew it was right for me. I am so grateful for the opportunities and camaraderie this program will provide over the next four years.