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Fall Brings Excitement for the Milken Scholars Program
Fall Brings Excitement for the Milken Scholars Program

Following an inspirational summer summit, featuring the contributions of over 100 Scholars and leaders in academia, the sciences, and business, the Milken Scholars Program is keeping busy this fall.

Whether through checking in with Milken Scholars as they return to school, launching our selection process for the Class of 2017, helping to facilitate Milken Scholars Alumni Association projects, or providing an extraordinary symposium dedicated to the professional development of our alumni, the Milken Scholars Program will be active on many fronts across the country.


Meet Angela She Meet Angela She, MS '08
Possessing passion for what you do while maintaining focus and an open mind are driving factors for 2008 Milken Scholar Angela She, and by compounding her qualities with inspiration and determination, she will impact the stories of countless others; a positive charge for this Lifelong Leader for a Better World.


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"The Milken Scholars represent some of the best and brightest in the country. Their curiosity, smart questions, and incredible achievements impressed me and will lead them far in life. It was a pleasure to spend time with such a wonderful group of people."
Alex Wirth - Co-Founder, Quorum


"The Milken Scholars are obviously a very intelligent and accomplished group of people. More importantly, they are, each, thoughtful and inspiring individuals. I came to speak to the group; hoping to inspire them with my story. I left inspired by theirs."
Nelson Carbonell, Jr. - Chair, Board of Trustees, George Washington University


"It has been a pleasant and rewarding experience speaking at the Milken Scholars Summit. I enjoyed sharing my own stories and thoughts with those extraordinarily talented young people this program has brought together. I'm confident that this program is nurturing future leaders of our society who will make the world a better one."
Dominic Ng - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, East West Bank

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Selection Process Timeline
Oct. 23, 2017
Nomination Period Opens (LA, NYC, DC)
Dec. 8, 2017
Deadline for Nominations (LA, NYC, DC)
Dec. 20, 2017
Application Invitation Emailed to all Eligible Nominees
Jan. 31, 2018
Postmark and Online Submission Deadline for Applications and all Application Materials
March 19-23, 2018
Finalists Notified (LA, NYC, DC)
April 18-19, 2018
Washington DC Interviews Conducted
April 25-26, 2018
New York City Interviews Conducted
May 14-17, 2018
Los Angeles County Interviews Conducted
May 7-11, 2018*
New York City and Washington DC New Scholars Notified
June 11-15, 2018*
Los Angeles County New Milken Scholars Notified
*Dates are subject to change
Scholars in Action
A poet among us! Congratulations to Amanda, MS ‘16, who has been named the first ! This award is honors a teen poet who demonstrates not only extraordinary literary talent but also a proven record of community engagement and youth leadership. Amanda is a rising sophomore at Harvard studying literature and politics.

Great Honors! Sophie Davis Biomedical School of Education medical student, Clarence Kong, MS ‘14, is one of two recipientsof the NYPD Auxiliary Police Officer Eugene Marshalik Scholarship, a 4-year C.U.N.Y. scholarship given every year to NYPD Auxiliary Officers in honor of the memory of Eugene Marshalik, an Auxiliary Officer who was killed going above and beyond the line of duty in 2007.

An Exciting Fellow! Congratulations are in order for David Lam, MS ‘11, who was awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. David is currently attending Northwestern University where he is working toward his Ph.D. in material sciences.

Carpe Diem: Kaley Zeitouni, MS ‘04, was featured in NeFesh B’Nefesh, an Israeli online magazine, about her recent move to Israel, her work as C.O.O. of a nonprofit startup, and her inspiring story of overcoming the odds to help others. Congratulations!

Washington bound. Congratulations to Isiah Iniguez, MS '13 who is one of 22 finalists chosen to be part of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) 2016 Spring Congressional Internship Program (CIP). Isiah will be spending the Spring semester working at the congressional office, participating in group community service projects, and attending leadership sessions.


The Milken Scholars Program thanks Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies for its generous support of our Washington D.C. Scholars.

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