Dana Tapper Awarded $20,000 on Ellen DeGeneres Show

by Jamison Koehler on March 6, 2013

Last September I wrote about Dana Tapper, a third-year law student at UVA who interned last summer with the Juvenile Services Program of the D.C. Public Defender Service.

Apparently I was not the only person to be impressed by Dana. She was featured last week on the Ellen DeGeneres show, where DeGeneres presented her with $10,000 in cash from Shutterfly, and then a check for another $10,000, for her work with children.  The purpose of the money was to help Dana pay for this summer’s Bar exam and to defray other expenses.

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