A new scholarship is being offered to graduating seniors of Minden High School in honor of a 2001 alumnus, who lost his life.
The family of Kenneth Darnell "Nell" Mitchell, who died in 2005, after the automobile he was traveling in crashed into a private pond, has established a scholarship memorial in connection to a foundation named in honor of his life.
The Kenneth Darnell “Nell” Mitchell Foundation (KDM) was created in January 2012, by the late Mitchell’s mother and sister. 2013 marks the first year of the foundation’s annual scholarship — Nell’s Memorial Scholarship. By design, it will be awarded to a Minden High School (MHS) senior student seeking to further their education beyond high school. The KDM foundation is devoted to assisting and encouraging students of MHS to better their community through higher education.
The $1,500 scholarship will be awarded once a year, with funds being disbursed directly to the college or university associated with the recipient of the award.
Mitchell also attended Grambling State University and Northwest Louisiana College.
High school seniors may obtain applications for the Nell’s Memorial Scholarship at Minden High School. Applications must be postmarked no later than March 1.
Completed applications and contributions should be submitted to:
P.O. Box 598
Minden, La 71058