Three Washington, D.C. High School Stars Receive Milken Scholars Award

Click here to read about the Washington, D.C. Scholars in the Class of 2020 that have earned a $10,000 scholarship plus a lifetime of mentoring and resources!


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) 


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

  • June 9-10, 2020 - Washington, DC Finalist Interviews

  • June 16-18, 2020* - Los Angeles County Finalist Interviews 

  • June 30, 2020* - 2020 Scholars Notified via Phone (NY, DC)

  • July 3, 2020* - 2020 Scholars Notified via Phone (LA)
  • July 7, 2020* - Class of 2020 Milken Scholars publicly announced (NY, DC)

  • July 22, 2020* - Class of 2020 Milken Scholars publicly announced (LA)

*Dates are subject to change