2013-08-14 / Campus

Mells selected for Harvard program

Kendra Mells Kendra Mells Early County High graduate Kendra Mells, a junior at Spelman College, is one of 20 students from across the nation who has been selected to attend the fifth annual Trials program on the Harvard University campus.

Trials is a unique residential scholarship program developed by the Advantage Testing Foundation as a collaboration with Harvard Law School and the New York University School of Law. The program's goal is to help motivated undergraduates of modest means gain admission to America's leading law schools.

Students enrolled in Trials reside for five weeks at Harvard University, where they receive focused LSAT instruction from Advantage Testing instructors and attend a series of lectures by prominent lawyers, public figures and legal scholars,

Students have no expenses associated with the full-scholarship program and receive a $3,000 stipend to replace summer employment income.

“These students serve as an inspiration for what the legal profession can and should become, so that the law more fully represents the society that it serves,” said Arun Alagappan, president of the Advantage Testing Foundation. “We feel privileged to support such an extraordinary group of students with such inspiring life stories as they seek to contribute to society.”

Kendra, a senior at Spelman College in Atlanta, is a 2010 graduate of ECHS. She is the daughter of Felisa Mells of Dothan. Her grandparents are Evera Epps Mells and Linda McCoy of Blakely.

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