Eleven Accomplished Los Angeles Students Receive Milken Scholars Award

Click here to read about the Los Angeles County Scholars in the Class of 2020 that have earned a $10,000 scholarship plus a lifetime of mentoring and resources!


Scholars in Action

Harleen Marwah (MS '11)

Climate Crisis and Public Health: Harleen Marwah, MS '11 was recently featured in the Huffington Post for her work leading a volunteer grassroots coalition called... Read more...

Isiah Iniguez (MS '13)

Teaching in Colombia: Isiah was just selected as a Fulbright Scholar and will be departing to Colombia in January 2021 to teach English at a university,... Read more...

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...

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