O’Melveny Elementary Scholarship Program Detailed in Westside Today
June 05, 2015
The June 4, 2015, Westside Today, ran a feature story on the history of the O’Melveny Elementary Scholarship program as it celebrates its 25-year anniversary. The article talks about how O’Melveny Elementary principal Lurlene Hemphill pitched O’Melveny & Myers’ former chairman Warren Christopher on the idea of a scholarship for her students. Christopher “was eager to make a tangible difference in the lives of the kids at the school his firm had ‘adopted’ two years earlier,” according to the article. In 1991, the Firm dedicated its first four-year scholarship to eight sixth graders at O’Melveny Elementary and has continued and expanded the program ever since.