Will Randolph

2021 English Speaking Union

Will Randolph

Will Randolph

Will Randolph has earned the English Speaking Union--Kentucky Branch Scholarship (ESU-KY). He will use the award this summer to study modern Scottish at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The English-Speaking Union of the United States (ESU US) is a non-profit, non-political, educational service organization whose mission is to promote scholarship and the advancement of knowledge through the effective use of English in an expanding global community. The Kentucky Branch of the ESU was chartered in 1923 by local business and civic leaders. Since 1964, over 500 Kentucky teachers and college students have been awarded scholarships by the Kentucky Branch.

In addition to academic coursework, I will have the opportunity to interact with accomplished faculty and peers and hear from well-known authors and poets."

Will will graduate in May 2022 with a bachelor's degree in political science. He is a McConnell Scholar.


Dr. Dale Billingsley, English professor emeritus; Dr. Gary Gregg, director of the McConnell Center; Dr. Thomas Mackey, history professor; and Drs. Bethany Smith and Charlie Leonard, who oversee national and international scholarships at UofL.


Franklin, KY

High School:

Franklin-Simpson High School (2018)


Scott and Leslie Randolph, Franklin, KY