Tom Kurtz

McConnell Scholar Class of 2027


Tom Kurtz, of Owensboro, Ky., is a member of the McConnell Scholar Class of 2027 at the University of Louisville. He plans to study political science on the applied politics track.

Honors & Awards

  • University of Louisville Honors College 

High School

Tom graduated Owensboro Catholic High School where he served as senior class president, president of the Student-Y Chapter, parliamentarian for the FFA chapter, president of the Leaders for Life Club and a co-founder of the Senior Legacy Committee. Tom was a cast member for his school news program and played varsity soccer. While in high school, he served as a United States Senate Page in the 117th Congress and attended the Governor’s Scholars Program in 2022. Tom is the son of John and Chrissy Kurtz.

For many years I’ve been fascinated by the McConnell Center’s work at the University of Louisville. I’m exceptionally honored to have been given the opportunity to study with some of Kentucky’s brightest and most ambitious students for the next four years. I’m certain that the relationships and experience that I build while in the program will guide my career for a lifetime.