O’Melveny Awards Scholarships to 15 Remarkable NYC High School Students


Earlier this month, on June 3, 2019, O’Melveny awarded scholarships to 15 outstanding juniors from five New York City public schools at its 17th Annual New York Scholarship Awards ceremony, held in the international law firm’s Times Square office.

O’Melveny’s New York Scholarship Program honors public high school students—three 11th-graders from each borough—selected through an application and interview process conducted in collaboration with the Fund for Public Schools. The awards recognize students who show tremendous promise, but face significant obstacles to realizing their college and career aspirations.

Working with school leaders, teachers and counselors at each of its partner schools O’Melveny identifies and awards three students at each school who have demonstrated academic excellence, distinctive leadership, community involvement, and personal growth throughout their high school career.

Since 2003, O’Melveny’s New York Scholarship Program has awarded more than $1.9 million to approximately 260 remarkable students in the five boroughs. O’Melveny Scholars have graduated from colleges and universities such as Barnard College, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Cornell University, New York University, University of Pennsylvania, and Vassar College. Many have established rewarding careers in the public and private sectors, including one that became an O'Melveny lawyer.

In addition to the scholarships, the program offers college readiness workshops and mentoring from O’Melveny employees, who volunteer to provide support and guidance throughout the college admission process and beyond.

Scholarships provide a tremendous opportunity for New York City students hoping to attend college. The Fund for Public Schools is grateful to O’Melveny for supporting our students’ aspirations and the strength of our City’s economy. 

Learn more about the Fund for Public Schools, and consider joining our ever-growing list of generous funders who support NYC’s future leaders.

Julian Vinocur