McConnell Scholarship

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December 15, 2018

Awards Available: 10

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  • Scholarship Description
  • The prestigious McConnell Scholarships are reserved for 10 Kentucky graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership potential. Scholarships are renewable for a total of four years.

    Scholarship amounts will be determined by the selections committee, but typically will include full tuition and a stipend for books at the University of Louisville. In addition, each scholar will receive all-expenses-paid trips to Washington, D.C., and a five-week study abroad to the People's Republic of China.

    The McConnell Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are Kentucky residents with a minimum 3.35 GPA. Applicants must have demonstrated a capacity for intellectual and public leadership.

    Note: McConnell Scholars must minor in political science at the University of Louisville and maintain programmatic requirements to keep their scholarships.

    Applicants must write an essay (not to exceed 500 words) - Consider the following quotation from The Autobiography of Harry S Truman: "Readers of good books, particularly books of biography and history, are preparing themselves for leadership. Not all readers become leaders. But all leaders must be readers."
    .0 Please react to President Truman's quotation by discussing at least three important leadership or life lessons you ha-ve discovered in your readings of books, newspapers, essays or poetry.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • University of Louisville
  • Louisville, KY 40292
  • mcconnell@louisville.edu
  • tel: 502-852-8811
  • fax: 502-852-0046

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