2L Receives Morgan Lewis Foundation Diversity Scholarship

Portrait of Chidima Osuchukwu
October 12, 2020

Chidima “Chichi” Osuchukwu, 2L, has been awarded a Morgan Lewis Foundation Diversity Scholarship for 2020. Ms. Osuchukwu is one of seven scholarship recipients from seven different law schools this year.

This marks the second consecutive year a GW Law student has been selected as a recipient of the prestigious award. The grants, typically $40,000 per student, are provided in four installments at the beginning of each semester of the recipients’ second and third years of law school. 

“This scholarship is so important to me because not only is it promoting diversity in the legal field, but it is aiding diverse students in their pursuit of a legal career and emboldening them to give back in the future,” said Ms. Osuchukwu. “It minimizes the stress and anxiety around financing my legal education and allows me to focus more on my own development.”

Ms. Osuchukwu is a Nigerian-American first-generation student from Virginia Beach, Virginia. She attended George Washington University as an undergraduate and worked as a Global Analyst for Ogilvy & Mather, an advertising firm, in New York City for two years before law school.

At GW Law, she is currently serving as Academic Chair for the Black Law Students Association and Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Student Enrichment Services. She is a member of The George Washington International Law Review and will participate in the Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition this semester.

During the summer following her first year of law school, Ms. Osuchukwu was a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Scholar. She split her summer working for Sheppard Mullin in the firm’s Labor and Employment Litigation Practice and MasterCard’s In-House Counsel. She plans to return to a firm next summer after completing her 2L year and wishes to pursue intellectual property or labor and employment work after graduation.

The Morgan Lewis Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization established by global law firm Morgan Lewis. The foundation has awarded 43 diversity scholarships to law students since its founding in 2014. The scholarship awards are one way the firm demonstrates its commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion within the legal profession.