UofL announces winners of prominent scholarships


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville today announced that 40 students have earned mentored scholarships.

    The university’s four mentored scholar programs are the Brown Fellows, Grawemeyer Scholars, MLK Scholars and McConnell Scholars. These scholarships are among the institution’s most valuable and prestigious awards, providing the student with full tuition, stipends to help with living expenses and enrichment opportunities.

    All of the scholars are from Kentucky unless otherwise noted.

    Brown Fellows

    • Anam Ahmed, Elizabethtown
    • Nora Alshimary, Louisville
    • Reese Bergschneider, Taylorville, Illinois
    • Eric Brian, Louisville
    • Elijah Cooper, Owensboro
    • McKenna Jobe, Versailles
    • Brendan Kolbinsky, Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Lexi Raikes, Campbellsville
    • Madeline Schowalter, Edgewood
    • Sean Woods, Mt. Washington

    Grawemeyer Scholars

    • Sarah Burns, Danville
    • Cameron Foutch, Salem, Indiana
    • John Gilkison, Louisville
    • Samuel Kessler, Campbellsville
    • Ekaterina (Katya) Kovatsenko, Crestwood
    • Erynn Overfield, Morganfield
    • Cathryn (Cary) Sebree, Burlington
    • Ryan Shackleford, Corbin
    • Tryphena Sithu, Louisville
    • Katherine Whitaker, Williamsburg

    MLK Scholars

    • Tatiana Aliaga-Mendoza, Louisville
    • Caleb Asbury, Maysville
    • Aubreyauna Barnes, Elizabethtown
    • Quintez Brown, Louisville
    • David Echeverria, Union
    • Jacquelyn Gesser, Owensboro
    • Boppa Godfrey, Owensboro
    • Makya Griffin, Louisville
    • Maliya Homer, Lexington
    • Alexandra Watson, Morganfield

    McConnell Scholars

    • Bella Beilman, Louisville
    • Emily Davis, Morganfield
    • Austin Dillon, McCarr
    • Leah Hazelwood, Lebanon
    • Laura Hinkle, Elizabethtown
    • Will Randolph, Franklin
    • Lauren Reuss, Mt. Washington
    • Madelin Shelton, Owenton
    • Allison Wade, Annville
    • Kieran Waigel, Louisville


    Cindy Hess
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