2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the Milken Scholars Program!

Click here to read about the 2019 Milken Scholars Summit that brought together 107 Scholars with leaders innovating in their fields.

Scholars in Action

Morris Vanegas (MS '08)

30 under 30: Morris Vanegas, MS '08 was recently named to the Latino 30 under 30 list for his work in an academic specialty in the... Read more...

Nuria Santamaría (MS '01)

For The Emmy: Nuria Santamaria Wolfe MS ’01 received an Emmy nomination in 2019 for the Canticos series on Nick Jr. Canticos is the bilingual preschool... Read more...

Dora Duru (MS '08)

Arguing the case: Dora Duru, MS'08 was awarded the Richard Nagareda Award for Best Oralist in the 2019 Bass Berry & Sims Moot Court Competition, a competition in... Read more...

Francis Poon (MS '09)

In the spotlight: Francis Poon MS’ 09, celebrated a 6th season premiere of his series This is Life with Lisa Ling, in September 2019. The CNN... Read more...

Clarence Kong (MS '14)

Fighting fires with passion: Great Neck, New York Firefighter Clarence Kong, MS '14, was recently featured in a new video about the teamwork and community that supports these... Read more...

Jenny Tsang-Quinn (MS '89)

Notable Woman in Healthcare: Dr. Jenny Tsang-Quinn, MS '89, has been recognized by Crain's New York Business for her leadership at Maimonides Medical Center as... Read more...

Selection Process Timeline


  • Oct. 22, 2019 - Nomination Period Opens (LA, NY, DC)

  • Dec. 2, 2019 - Deadline for Nominations (LA, NY, DC)

  • Dec. 9, 2019 - Application Invitation Emailed to all Eligible Nominees

  • Jan. 27, 2020 - Online Submission Deadline for Applications and all Application Materials

  • March 31, 2020 - Interview Finalists Notified via Email (NY, DC)

  • April 20, 2020 - Interview Finalists Notified via Email (LA) 


  • April 23, 2020 - Washington, DC Finalist Interviews

  • April 28-29, 2020 - New York Finalist Interviews

  • May 13, 2020* - 2020 Scholars Notified via Phone (NY, DC) 

  • May 18-22, 2020 - Los Angeles County Finalist Interviews

  • May 27, 2020* - Class of 2020 Milken Scholars publicly announced (NY, DC)
  • May 29, 2020* - 2020 Scholars Notified via Phone (LA) 

  • June 12, 2020*- Class of 2020 Milken Scholars publicly announced (LA)

*Dates are subject to change