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Talented High School Seniors Nominated to Join the Class of 2015
An Exciting Fall Season for the Milken Scholars Program

Following a successful Summit, featuring the contributions of dozens of Scholars and of leaders in academia, the arts, and business, the Milken Scholars Program is keeping very busy this fall.

We will launch our 2016 Selections Process in Washington D.C., New York City, and Los Angeles County on Monday, October 26th; reaching out to public, private, and parochial high schools.


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. 26, 2015
Nomination Period Opens (LA, NYC, DC)
Dec. 11, 2015
Deadline for Nominations (LA, NYC, DC)
Dec. 22, 2015
Application Invitation Emailed to all Eligible Nominees
Jan. 29, 2016
Postmark and Online Submission Deadline for Applications and all Application Materials
March 21 - 25, 2016
Finalists Notified (LA, NYC, DC)
April 20, 21, 2016
New York City Interviews Conducted
April 26, 27, 2016
Washington DC Interviews Conducted
May 16 - 20, 2016
New York City and Washington DC New Scholars Notified
May 23 - 27, 2016
Los Angeles County Interviews Conducted
June 6 - 10, 2016
Los Angeles County New Milken Scholars Notified

Scholars in Action
Innovate this. Congratulations to Takecia Saylor, MS ‘93, who’s Office of Innovation received the State award by the Learning Counsel. Takecia is the Director of the Office of Innovation for the New Jersey Department of Education and was acknowledged for her outstanding leadership and innovation efforts. Through the creation of InnovateNJ program, the Office of Innovation is championing the need for change in public schools for better education outcomes for its students.

You have the right to remain excited. Sophie Davis sophomore class representative, Clarence Kong, MS ‘14, is also the 2015 New York City Police Department Auxiliary Police Force Class Valedictorian. The NYPD Auxiliary is a trained and equipped civilian, all-volunteer group that assists their local police precincts throughout the city. Congratulations!

People’s Choice. Congratulations to Jason Young, MS ‘00, who’s Google Impact Challenge and will receive $500K. The program will connect underserved, young black males with the skills, mentors and experiences that they need to become high-performing entrepeneurs and technologists in a 21st century, global economy. Jason is the CEO and co-founder of MindBlown Labs, a financial literacy software company based in Oakland.


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

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