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    Milken Scholars Program

    Offered by Milken Family Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 31, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    $2,000

    Grade level

    High School Senior

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    November 2024

    Scholarship Overview

    The Milken Scholars Program identifies outstanding, college-bound high school seniors who will graduate by the end of the current academic year. Students are nominated by their high school counselors and other staff based on their active participation in community service activities, record of leadership, and financial or other obstacles. To be eligible, students must be graduating from a high school located within Los Angeles County, New York City, or Washington, DC. Recipients of the scholarship will be awarded an annual monetary recognition award of $2,000 for each of their four years of college, ongoing academic and career-related counseling, assistance with career-related experiences, and a graduate fund to assist students as they prepare for the world of work or graduate school.

    If you’re an impressive high school senior from LA County, New York City, or Washington DC, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Milken Family Foundation

    The Milken Family Foundation, founded by Michael and Lowell Milken in 1982, strives to discover and advance inventive, effective ways of helping people help themselves and those around them lead productive and satisfying lives. The means most conducive to achieving these goals is through education.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, DACA

    Minimum GPA

    3.6

    Other Category

    Low Income

    State

    California, New York, Washington DC

    County

    Los Angeles County, District of Columbia

    City

    New York City, NY

    Application information

    In addition to the materials below, nominees must submit a financial aid profile.

    Essay

    Academic transcript

    Letters of Recommendation

    SAT Score

    ACT Score

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at four-year colleges.

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents and DACA students.

    When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

    The Milken Scholars Program winner will be announced: May & June 2024.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Milken Family Foundation at [email protected].

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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