McConnell Scholarship

  • Website Address
  • Contact
  • McConnell Center
  • Address
  • Ekstrom Library
  • University of Louisville
  • Email Address
  • Application Deadline
  • January 15, 2016
  • Number Of Awards
  • 10
  • Maximum Amount
  • See Description
  • 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. The following must be provided:
    - Application to the University of Louisville and a supplemental McConnell Scholars application
    - An essay, not to exceed two typed pages, indicating your career goals and leadership qualities
    - Letter of recommendation - principal or counselor
    - Letter of recommendation - teacher
    - Letter of recommendation - non-family member or community leader

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

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