Education, Los Angeles

Warren Christopher Scholarship Nomination

The Warren Christopher Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 with a gift by the partners of O’Melveny & Myers LLP to honor Warren Christopher, its former chairman and senior partner, when he was appointed U.S. Secretary State. Secretary Christopher passed away on March 18, 2011, at the age of 85, but his willingness to help others and his enthusiasm for public service live on in the scholarship program that bears his name. LAUSD students are the only students eligible for this scholarship.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria. Each LAUSD high school can nominate only one qualified candidate each year for possible designation as a Christopher Scholar. To be eligible for scholarship consideration, the student candidates must:

  • Be a 10th-grade student for whom this designation, honor, and scholarship will make a decided difference – and who is more likely to remain in school if he or she receives it.
  • Have a grade-point-average of 3.25 or higher from the 9th grade and through the first semester of 10th grade.
  • Have demonstrated financial need; EOP criteria may serve as a guide.
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to school and/or community involvement.


Deadline 1: By February 13, 2024 – identify the ONE student who will submit the scholarship application from your school. Please be sure to notify the student of their nomination and provide the support materials, application link and password.

Deadline 2: By March 19, 2024 – the deadline to submit an online application. Please follow up with the student nominee to ensure they have submitted the application. For students unable to submit online – please connect them to the following:

Dickson Perey, School Counseling Services
Division of Instruction
333 S. Beaudry Avenue, 25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Email: dsp3985 [@] lausd [.] net