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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.

Members of our Class of 2016 are stepping on college campuses for the first time and several dozen undergraduate and graduate Scholars are returning to their schools after very productive summers. We are looking forward to reuniting with them at their homes away from home during our fall campus visits starting in October.

October will also mark the beginning of our search for the Class of 2017 in Washington D.C., New York City, and Los Angeles County as we reach out to public, private, and parochial high schools and ask their assistance in identifying Lifelong Leaders for a Better World amongst their graduating seniors. We will soon update hundreds of educators and potential applicants on how they can take part.

Alumni Scholars will stay active through the Milken Scholars Alumni Association, engaging in projects that include hosting college essay workshops at high schools and helping to set up mobile science labs at elementary schools.

In November, we will host our second Alumni Symposium at the Grand Hyatt in New York City, where alumni Scholars from across the country will gather with thought leaders in many fields, including business, medicine, education, and tech. The symposium will serve as a source of practical advice and wisdom as leadership development is explored through the perspectives of experience and building upon success.

Just as our symposium will showcase the great potential of alumni Scholars as they chart a course after college, our fall visits will provide insight into how Milken Scholars in college are using their many talents to contribute to their school communities. This discernment will help to inform our process of selecting the Class of 2017, which will begin in the coming months.

This fall we are actively strengthening the Milken Scholars network in multiple ways with one goal in mind: to enhance its potential to change the world around us. It is an exciting endeavor and brings with it tremendous anticipation as we initiate the next season.

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