The Mellon/Mentored Scholars Program at Harvard, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, aims to increase the number of under-represented minorities on college and university faculties nationwide. By relieving undergraduates of some of their financial obligations and giving them the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors and other top minority scholars, the program encourages promising students to pursue Ph.D.s in preparation for academic careers.
The new (names in italics) and current Mellon/Mentored Scholars gather on the steps of Byerly Hall: (Back Row) (l-r) Sergio Campos 00, Nicolas Guillen 00, Stephen Quarcoo 02, William Edwards 01, Rafael Mason 01, and Allen Yancy 02;
(3rd row) Monica Ramirez 01, Carmelo Larose 00, Caille Millner 01, John Burton 01, Maya Payne 02, Richard Williams 01;
(2nd Row) Lindsay McCormack 02, Aida Hussen 02, Roxanna Curto 00, and Naomi Coquillon 02; (Front Row) Martha Homer, director of student employment; Brandon Walston 01, Frankie Petrosino 02, Joyce Keck 02, Anthony Appiah, faculty adviser and professor of Afro-American Studies; Carino Curto 99; Nicole Lopez 02; and Christy McKellips, program administrator. New scholar Jennifer Franks 02 is not pictured. Photo by Marc Halevi