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KABC-TV, KCBS/KCAL-TV, KNBC-TV Feature O’Melveny Warren Christopher Scholarship Program

June 14, 2019

In their June 13 broadcasts, Los Angeles television stations KABC, KCBS/KCAL, and KNBC reported on O’Melveny’s Warren Christopher Scholarship Program, which has awarded upwards of US$6 million in college scholarships to LA public high school sophomores since the program’s inception 25 years ago.

The television segments featured the June 13 awards ceremony at Walt Disney Concert Hall where fifteen students were recognized for their impressive achievements. KABC-TV called the students “academic all-stars.” KCBS/KCAL-TV and KNBC-TV included portions of an emotional acceptance speech from student Ivy Cohen. 

“My dream of going to college and graduating and becoming something more than I ever thought I could is becoming more reality,” said Cohen.

All three television segments noted the determination of the students. Some are immigrants who escaped violence and political instability in their home countries. Others are Los Angeles natives who’ve faced poverty and homelessness. Every student is committed to success no matter the odds.

The segments also featured O’Melveny partner and Warren Christopher Scholarship Committee Chairman Matt Kline as he congratulated the students. 

The scholarships are named in honor of Warren Christopher, the late O’Melveny Chairman and former US Secretary of State admired for his storied career as an attorney, public servant, and statesman. Each winning student receives $20,000. Students also receive access to internships at O’Melveny and are mentored by O’Melveny lawyers and staff. 

O’Melveny’s Warren Christopher Scholars have gone on to graduate from some of the country’s most prestigious universities and have pursued careers as public servants, teachers, doctors, and lawyers. Each year the Scholarship Committee selects a class of winners from nominations submitted by the Los Angeles Unified School District. Students are selected based on their extraordinary academic promise, a record of community service, and financial need.

The KABC-TV story can be viewed below. Clip courtesy of KABC-TV

View the KCBS/KCAL-TV story here.