Luke Taylor

McConnell Scholar Class of 2027


Luke Taylor, of Owensboro, Ky., is a member of the McConnell Scholar Class of 2027 at the University of Louisville. He studies biology and political science on a pre-dental track.

Honors & Awards

  • University of Louisville Early Admission into Dentistry (ULEAD)
  • Interfraternity Council Rising New Member of the Year
  • Henry Vogt Scholar
  • University of Louisville Dean's List
  • University of Louisville Honors Program

Campus & Extracurricular Involvement

  • Family Relations Coordinator, raiseRED Dance Marathon
  • Director of Community Engagement, Interfraternity Council
  • Judicial Board, Sigma Chi Fraternity
  • Supporter of the Year and Sweetheart, Chi Omega Sorority
  • Member, Pre-Dental Society
  • Member, Sojourn Church Midtown

Internships & Work Experience

  • Intern, Norton Children's Hospital Foundation and Norton Healthcare Foundation
  • Intern, Complete Dentistry and Implants

Community Service

  • Active Heroes Veterans Retreat 
  • Kids Cancer Alliance
  • Hope Buss Soup Kitchen
  • UofL Athletics

High School

Luke is a graduate of Daviess County High School, where he served as Student Body President, National Honor Society President, and President of the Kiwanis Service Club. He was also the Founder and Executive Director of the Daviess County raiseRED Dance Marathon, member of the Kentucky Commissioner of Education's Student Advisory Council, and member of the Wendell H. Ford Statesmanship Academy. Luke is the son of Dr. Brandon and Kim Taylor and an alumnus of the Governor's Scholars Program and McConnell Center's Young Leaders Academy. 

I am thrilled to experience the numerous opportunities the McConnell Scholars Program will afford me. Within the program I hope to be challenged by my mentors and peers, all while creating a positive sense of community that will allow me to give back to the university and Commonwealth that has given so much to me.