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Scholar Stories


Meet Angela She, MS '08

Published 07/24/2017 in Alumni Features
Written 07/24/2017

Possessing passion for what you do while maintaining focus and an open mind are driving factors for 2008 Milken Scholar Angela She.

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Announcing the Milken Scholars Class of 2015

Published 07/24/2017 in Program Updates
Written 07/24/2017

We are pleased to announce our newest class of Milken Scholars; twenty-nine outstanding students from Washington D.C., New York City, and Los Angeles County, each of whom possesses the character, leadership, and academic achievement that exemplify our program motto: Lifelong Leaders for a Better World.

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Towards an Understanding that Everything is Delicately Interconnected

Published 11/02/2022 in Scholar Travel Stipend
Written by William Oh | 11/02/2022

I had the absolute privilege and pleasure of studying abroad in South Africa, primarily in the city of Cape Town. In the latter half of the summer [2016], I also had the opportunity to travel to Johannesburg and go on a pedagogic safari through my study abroad program in Kruger National Park. In short, it was an incredibly transformational summer that gave me a small glimpse into an incredibly beautiful country and the consciousness and ethos of an aspirational, resilient people.

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Marcela Correa in Myanmar

From Old Burma to New Myanmar: Some Impressions on the Educational Landscape

Published 11/02/2022 in Scholar Travel Stipend
Written by Marcela Correa | 11/02/2022

In mid-March 2016, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi — whose 15 years under house arrest made her one of the world’s best known and most respected political prisoners — became leader of Myanmar’s first democratically elected government since 1962. Gaining a glimpse of the “Old Burma” before the inevitable tide of change sweeps over the country was the impetus for our recent three-week vacation.

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Announcing the Los Angeles Class of 2016

Published 07/07/2017 in Program Updates
Written 07/07/2017

We are pleased to announce our newest class of Milken Scholars from Los Angeles County; fifteen outstanding students who demonstrate the academic achievement, leadership, service, and character that exemplify our program motto: Lifelong Leaders for a Better World.

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A Glimpse of Culture & Healthcare in Japan: Observations from an Oncology Experience

Published 11/02/2022 in Scholar Travel Stipend
Written by John Shen | 11/02/2022

The island country of Japan, located in East Asia, has long been a harbor of trade, technologic advance, and cultural importance. As home to over 120 million people, Japan ranks amongst the top ten most populous countries. The city of Tokyo is a bustling region of commerce and tourism. As the capital city of Japan, nearly 10 million inhabitants reside in Tokyo.

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