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We mourn the loss of Dr. Eve Elting, a longtime friend of the Milken Scholars and frequent contributor throughout the years. Her footprints extend far beyond this program as she was a tireless advocate and caring physician who impacted the lives of thousands who were her patients or were part of her many efforts in the community. Her courage and dignity are an inspiration and we will always be grateful for her involvement and poorer because of her absence.
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Milken Scholars Go Back to School
Milken Scholars Go Back to School

This fall, Milken Scholars have returned to schools across the country, from Southern California and the East Bay to Cambridge and Manhattan. Once the semester starts, our newest Scholars know that their fellow Scholars can be an important resource throughout the school year and beyond.


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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"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

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

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Selection Process Timeline
Nov. 3, 2014
Nomination Period Opens
Dec. 19, 2014
Deadline for Nominations
Jan. 5, 2015
Application Invitation Emailed to all Eligible Nominees
Feb. 6, 2015
Postmark and Online Submission Deadline for Applications and all Application Materials
Mar. 30 - Apr. 3, 2015
New York City Finalists Notified
Apr. 6 - 10, 2015
Los Angeles Finalists Notified
Apr. 6 - Apr. 10, 2015
Washington D.C., Finalists Notified
Apr. 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
Jun. 1 - 5, 2015
Washington D.C., New Milken Scholars Notified
Jun. 1 - 5, 2015
Los Angeles New Milken Scholars Notified

Scholars in Action
Opportunities in Medicine. Dr. Joelle Simpson, MS ’95, is part of a team at Children’s National Health Systems in Washington D.C., that is establishing an innovative scholarship program to assist minority medical students in interviewing and completing a clinical rotation in pediatrics.  The Minority Senior Scholarship Program (MSSP) will award eight fourth-year medical students a stipend to live in Washington D.C. while working at the hospital as well as mentorship and other networking opportunities.

Good Company: Congratulations are due to Emanuel Yekutiel, MS ’07, who was featured in the January issue of Forbes as one of 2015’s 30 Under 30: Law and Policy, for his role as Chief of Staff for, the immigration reform group founded by Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates.

Successful Launch: Ahmed Reza, MS ’99, was featured in the January 2015 issue of Space Coast Business, a magazine serving the Central Florida business region, for his work in starting-up TrepHub, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting entrepreneurs establish themselves. Ahmed is also the founder and CEO of Dental Web Now which specializes in utilizing artificial intelligence in marketing.


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