Riley Maddox

McConnell Scholar Class of 2027


Riley Maddox, of Erlanger, Ky., is a member of the McConnell Scholar Class of 2027 at the University of Louisville. She plans to study political science and criminal justice.

Honors & Awards

  • University of Louisville Honors College

Internships & Work Experience

  • Litigation Assistant, Gregory S Young Injury Law 
  • Barista, The Hive in Erlanger  
  • Official US Soccer Referee, United States Soccer Federation 

Community Service

  • Youth Mentor, Diocese of Covington Youth Outreach  
  • Team Leader, ECYD Challenge Program 

High School

Riley is a graduate of Notre Dame Academy, where she served as the chapter president of Girl Up Club, president of the NDA Investment Club, a member of the yearbook committee, a NDA Ambassador, a member of the flag football team, and host of her school’s official podcast. Riley participated in mock trial and is an alumna of the Governor's Scholar Program and Governor's School for Entrepreneurs. She was the recipient of the West Point Society of Cincinnati scholarship and the City of Erlanger Secondary Education scholarship.  

I am so excited about my future at the Univeristy of Louisville as a McConnell Scholar. The McConnell Center will allow me the opportunity to interact with diverse individuals, engage with thought-provoking ideas, and delve into discussions that will stimulate personal and professional growth.  Through this program, I will develop my skills in leadership and service while forging connections with fellow scholars. I am thrilled to see what the future holds.