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Talented High School Seniors Nominated to Join the Class of 2016

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

Once again, a record number of high schools in Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington D.C. participated in the 2016 Milken Scholars Selections Process by nominating their best and brightest to become members of the Class of 2016. We would like to acknowledge them to show our appreciation.


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Summer Camp in Japan

Published 11/02/2022 in Scholar Travel Stipend
Written by Nhi Ho | 11/02/2022

Ever since grade school, I was fascinated with Japanese culture. As a poor immigrant still learning English, reading Japanese comics and watching Japanese cartoons were my main source of entertainment. This childhood hobby sowed the seed for a lifelong fascination with Japanese culture.


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Inequalities of Education in Rural South Africa

Published 10/31/2022 in Scholar Travel Stipend
Written by Caitlin Zellers | 10/31/2022

I am incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in this program and deepen my understanding of the need for increased access to educational capital in sub-Saharan Africa. That understanding is more valuable than all of the photos that I took of lions, elephants, giraffes, and sand dunes combined.