2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the Milken Scholars Program!

Click here to read about the 2019 Milken Scholars Summit that brought together 107 Scholars with leaders innovating in their fields.

Scholars in Action

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...

Amanda Gorman (MS '16)

Make Room on Your Bookshelf: Amanda Gorman, MS '16, has been offered a two-book deal with Viking Children's Books. Read more...

Julie Lee (MS '07)

Cardiovascular Queries: Dr. Julie Lee, MS '07, recently earned her MD with Research Honors from the State University of New York at Buffalo - School of... 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. 19, 2020 - Online Submission Deadline for Applications and all Application Materials

  • March 16, 2020 - Interview Finalists Notified via Email (NY, DC)

  • March 18, 2020 - Interview Finalists Notified via Email (LA) 


  • April 23, 2020 - Washington, DC Finalist Interviews

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

  • May 13, 2020* - 2020 Scholars Notified via Phone (NY, DC) 

  • May 18-22, 2020 - Los Angeles County Finalist Interviews

  • May 27, 2020* - Class of 2020 Milken Scholars publicly announced (NY, DC)
  • May 29, 2020* - 2020 Scholars Notified via Phone (LA) 

  • June 12, 2020*- Class of 2020 Milken Scholars publicly announced (LA)

*Dates are subject to change