Katie Hayden, of Owensboro, Ky., is a member of the McConnell Scholar Class of 2024 at the University of Louisville. She studies neuroscience and political science.
Honors & Awards
- University of Louisville ULEAD Program
- University of Louisville Honors Program
Campus & Extracurricular Involvement
- Programming Director, raiseRED Dance Marathon
- Student Body President, Student Government Association
- Chi Omega Sorority
Internships & Work Experience
- Student Learning Assistant, REACH
- Intern, Danzer Orthodontics
- Project Warm, LG&E Volunteer
- Cardinal Cupboard Volunteer
- Disability Resource Center Notetaker
Katie is a graduate of Owensboro Catholic High School, where she was a three-time class officer, member of the National Honors Society and was named to the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Cross Country All-State Team. She was a member of the Wendell H. Ford Statesmanship Academy and Impact 100 Next Generation. Katie, the daughter of Richard and Natalie Hayden, was also a 2019 Kentucky Governor's Scholar.
Receiving the McConnell Scholarship is an honor, especially knowing that I will have the opportunity to learn from and grow alongside others that will motivate me daily. I am so excited for the educational opportunities this program will provide me, along with the relationships I will build along the way.