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2014 Washington D.C. Milken Scholars Announced
Fourteen 2014 Los Angeles Milken Scholars Join Recipients from NYC and DC for Annual Summit

Fourteen recent high school graduates from the Greater Los Angeles area have been selected as 2014 Milken Scholars. Together with new Scholars from New York City and the District of Columbia, they comprise this year's class of 24 Milken Scholars.

More than 250 guests and dignitaries honored them at a Recognition Dinner on Saturday, July 26th at the Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey. It represented the culmination of our Annual Summit, a three-day gathering of Scholars from around the country at Loyola Marymount University, focusing on college preparation, relationship building, and an intellectual exploration of our theme, Opportunity Knocks, with the help of distinguished guest speakers and facilitators.


Meet Morris Vanegas Meet Tulani Thomas, MS '94
Change can sometimes be a challenge, but 1994 Milken Scholar, Tulani Thomas, is demonstrating that it can also be an opportunity, as she continues to set an example for positive change personally, professionally and in the wider world.


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Selection Process Timeline
November 3, 2014
Nomination Period Opens (LA, NYC, DC)
December 19, 2014
Deadline for Nominations (LA, NYC, DC)
January 5, 2015
Application Invitation Emailed to all Eligible Nominees
February 6, 2015
Postmark and Online Submission Deadline for Applications and all Application Materials
March 30 - April 3, 2015
New York City Finalists Notified
April 6 - 10, 2015
Los Angeles Finalists Notified
April 6 - April 10, 2015
Washington D.C., Finalists Notified
April 21, 22, 2015
New York City Interviews Conducted
May 11 - 15, 2015
New York City New Milken Scholars Notified
May 18 - 22, 2015
Los Angeles Interviews Conducted
May 25, 26, 2015
Washington D.C., Interviews Conducted
June 1 - 5, 2015
Washington D.C., New Milken Scholars Notified
June 1 - 5, 2015
Los Angeles New Milken Scholars Notified

Scholars in Action
Think and Act Globally: Following her graduation from UCLA, Delaram Kamalpour, MS ‘10, has joined the Peace Corps and will begin a two-year deployment to Lesotho in Africa this October.

Presidential Advisory: President Obama’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans has a new member as Jason Young, MS ‘00, was recently appointed to help, “create lasting public-private partnerships that will empower young people throughout the country with financial capability skills.” Jason is the CEO and co-founder of MindBlown Labs, a financial literacy software company based in Oakland. Congratulations!

The windy galaxy: Erik Shirokoff, MS ‘98 will take his work in astronomy to Lake Michigan this June, as he joins the faculty of the University of Chicago as an Assistant Professor. Congratulations!