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The McConnell Connection

Dear friend of the McConnell Center,

Where can your McConnell Scholarship take you?

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McConnell Scholars

Top 5 Reasons to be a McConnell Scholar

Capitol steps

Taking D.C. by storm

McConnell Scholars traveled to D.C. where they had behind-the-scenes access to members of Congress, top Congressional staffers, lobbyists and lawyers. They also heard oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court, had access to the non-public collections of the National Archives and toured the White House.

McConnell Scholars with Rick Pitino

Meeting Coach Pitino

Meghan Waters, a sophomore from California, Ky., dishes on what it was like to meet Rick Pitino, head UofL men's basketball coach, last week. Pitino discussed keys to leadership - and how to overcome failure - in an hour-long session with McConnell Scholars.

Civic Education Budget Hero

Kentucky students become 'Budget Heroes' at the McConnell Center

Ky. high school students put their video game skills to use and tried their hand at balancing the federal budget. Will you be the next "Budget Hero"?

Hero Tales From American History

Who is your hero?

Pick up this McConnell Center reprint edition of Hero Tales From American History, read the heroic acts of 26 Americans and be inspired to write a chapter of your own.