Connor Morgan '15 Finalist in the Rhodes Scholarship Program

Connor, the son of Anne (’84) and Jim Morgan of Salt Lake City, will graduate with honors from the University of Utah in May 2019, double majoring in political science (with an emphasis in public policy) and biology (with an emphasis in environmental and organismal biology).  He currently serves as the Student Body President at the U.  While at the U, Connor also served the student government’s Attorney General, was the Chair of the Committee on Student Affairs, was elected to the Owl and Key Honor Society, and was elected early to Phi Beta Kappa.  Connor has also been heavily involved in the University of Utah Club Swimming and Diving Team, a student-run club team that competes locally, regionally, and nationally.  Currently, Connor serves as the team’s president, and he also served for two years as the team’s vice president.  While on the team, Connor was the recipient of several awards, including the team’s Rookie of the Year for 2015-16, the University of Utah Sport Clubs Male Athlete of the Year for 2016-17, and the team’s Academic Athlete of the year for 2017-18. 
  
While at Judge, Connor graduated with First Honors and was the class Salutatorian.  He was a member of the National Honor Society, competed with Judge’s State Math Team, and graduated as a National AP Scholar.  He was a 4-year member of Judge’s Mock Trial Team, serving as a captain his Junior and Senior years.  Connor was also a 4-year varsity member of Judge’s Swim Team, again serving as a captain his Junior and Senior years, while also competing at the annual State Swimming Championships each year.  Connor also earned Presidential Service Awards each year at Judge in recognition of his community service efforts.  Finally, prior to enrolling at Judge, Connor spent 9 years attending J. E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School  Based on his academic performance at Judge, Conner was awarded a Presidents's Scholarship to attend the Univiersity of Utah.   
 
The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest of the major international competitive awards. It provides 32 of the most outstanding undergraduates in the United States an opportunity to study at the University of Oxford in England for up to three years.  Since 1904, 32 Americans have been selected each year for the Rhodes, which provides a full-ride scholarship for each student to pursue one or more degrees while at Oxford.  The applicants come from all 50 states and represent more than 300 colleges and universities.  Before applying, each applicant must first be endorsed by their college or university, which itself is a rigorous process that ensures that only those who have a chance of succeeding are endorsed.