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Milken Scholar 2016
Scholar Profile

Benjamin Sorkin


Ben Sorkin completed his Ed.M. Masters at Harvard’s Education Leadership, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship program. Previously, Ben worked as an admissions officer at The Hotchkiss School, a boarding high school in Lakeville, CT. Ben has a B.A. from Harvard, where he majored in Sociology with a minor in Educational Studies. He graduated from Staten Island Technical High School in Staten Island, NY. At Harvard, Ben served as a Peer Advising Fellow for first-year students, a Senior Gift Marshal on his Class Committee, chaired a committee on the Harvard Alumni Association Board of Directors, and was the chair of his House Committee in Leverett House. His service work included teaching civics to 4th/5th grade students in Boston and supporting local high school students in the college application process. Benjamin worked as a student mentor at the Lebone II College in South Africa over the summer after his freshmen year, and spent the following summer as a Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow, where he worked on a capstone project on resource navigation at Harvard and participated in leadership development programming.

High school:  Staten Island Technical High School


College Year Degree
Harvard College
Cambridge, MA
2020 B.A. Sociology
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
2023 Ed. M. Education Leadership, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship

News and Highlights

Benjamin Sorkin (MS '16)

Leadership in Education: Congratulations to Ben Sorkin, MS ‘16, for receiving the Dennis Washington Leadership Graduate Scholarship from the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. Recipients of this honor are State and National Horatio Alger Scholar Alumni who have exhibited leadership, integrity, entrepreneurial skills, and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Out of 200 applicants, Ben was one of eight to receive this award, which includes $120,000 towards a graduate, professional, or doctoral degree in eligible fields. Ben’s passion for education and investing in future generations drives him to further his studies at Harvard’s Ed.M. Masters in Education and Leadership, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship program, where he will continue to advocate for better opportunities for all.

Benjamin Sorkin (MS '16)

Congratulations to Ben Sorkin, MS '16! Ben was selected as one of sixteen Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows from across the country for the 2018 summer. He will be spending six weeks living and learning from accomplished mentors, leaders in government and public service, and the other fellows at the Mount Vernon estate in Washington, DC, aka George Washington’s house.