Milken Scholars Application
Opens Dec 3 2018 12:00 AM (PST)
Deadline Jan 18 2019 11:59 PM (PST)
Description

Milken Scholars Program





The Milken Scholars Program celebrates and supports young people who have outstanding academic achievements, demonstrated leadership potential, a strong commitment to community service, and financial or other needs.


As of 2018, over 456 Milken Scholars have been selected from more than 100 high schools in Los Angeles County, New York City and Washington, D.C. They attend or have graduated from over 65 colleges and universities across the country. Milken Scholars are eligible to receive financial assistance and a range of resources that includes:

  • An annual monetary recognition award of $2,000 for each of their four years of college;
  • Ongoing academic and career-related counseling;
  • Assistance with gaining career-related experiences through internships and shadowing opportunities;
  • A graduate fund of up to $2,000 to assist with the preparation for graduate school or the world of work; and
  • An annual Summit for Milken Scholars to attend specialized workshops and to share academic and professional experiences with one another.

You will be receiving a separate email with instructions to create your account and complete your application. Please note: In order to complete your application, you must verify your email address. If you do not verify your email, you will not be able to submit your application. 


You can complete your application online by logging in to www.milkenscholars.smapply.io. To gain access to your Application, Personal Essays and Family Financial Profile forms and upload the required documents, you will need to use your assigned username and password. 

There are five elements that make up a completed application. You may login and check the status of your application at any time during the process. You may also save progress and return to your application later. However, you cannot go back and make changes once you submit your application (by clicking, 'Final Submit').

1) 
The Application Form and Personal Essays: The Application Form contains demographic information and Academic Achievements including Awards, AP/IB exam scores, listing of colleges you have applied to and extra-curricular and community service participation.  There are two Personal Essays. 
2) 
Family Financial Profile: The Family Financial Profile form can also be completed and submitted online. This should be completed along with your parent(s) and / or guardian(s). At this stage, it is not necessary to send supporting documentation, however, we may request documentation later in the process.
3) 
Two Letters of Recommendation: 

  • A teacher, advisor, or other educator from your school must complete the first form.
  • An adult who is not a member of your family and who can tell us about your personal qualities, academic abilities, special skills and/or work performance must complete the second form. This person may also be a teacher or advisor, internship manager or employer.

You may request letters of recommendation be submitted on your behalf by completing the Nominator form in your application. Your recommender will receive an email with instructions to submit and complete the nomination. Your task status will be updated when they have submitted a letter of recommendation.  Please note: You should let the recommender know before submitting their name. You will not be able to open or view the letters of recommendation once they are submitted.
4) 
A copy of your current high school transcript: This can be uploaded to your application directly. It does not need to be an official copy, it only needs to be generated by your school and have your name on it. If you cannot access your transcript, please contact the counselor who nominated you. Transcript should include 9-11th grade with 12th grade fall schedule. At a later stage of the process we may request an official copy of your transcript. 
5) Copies of your SAT I (or ACT) score reports:These can be uploaded to your application directly. Again, they do not need to be official, however, they do need to be pulled from the College Board or ACT website. Refer to the respective websites for instructions on downloading reports. If you took more than one test, you can include score reports from all sittings. For our records, we use superscoring (taking the best scores from each sitting) for both the SAT and ACT reports.


The online submission deadline for your application and all supporting materials is Friday, January 18, 2019. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered for review. A rigorous review process will lead to the selection of finalists. Interviews will be scheduled with those applicants selected to be finalists. Finalists will be contacted by email.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call the Milken Scholars Program office at (800) 654-5675 or email us at milkenscholars@milkeninstitute.org.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Apply

Milken Scholars Application


Milken Scholars Program





The Milken Scholars Program celebrates and supports young people who have outstanding academic achievements, demonstrated leadership potential, a strong commitment to community service, and financial or other needs.


As of 2018, over 456 Milken Scholars have been selected from more than 100 high schools in Los Angeles County, New York City and Washington, D.C. They attend or have graduated from over 65 colleges and universities across the country. Milken Scholars are eligible to receive financial assistance and a range of resources that includes:

  • An annual monetary recognition award of $2,000 for each of their four years of college;
  • Ongoing academic and career-related counseling;
  • Assistance with gaining career-related experiences through internships and shadowing opportunities;
  • A graduate fund of up to $2,000 to assist with the preparation for graduate school or the world of work; and
  • An annual Summit for Milken Scholars to attend specialized workshops and to share academic and professional experiences with one another.

You will be receiving a separate email with instructions to create your account and complete your application. Please note: In order to complete your application, you must verify your email address. If you do not verify your email, you will not be able to submit your application. 


You can complete your application online by logging in to www.milkenscholars.smapply.io. To gain access to your Application, Personal Essays and Family Financial Profile forms and upload the required documents, you will need to use your assigned username and password. 

There are five elements that make up a completed application. You may login and check the status of your application at any time during the process. You may also save progress and return to your application later. However, you cannot go back and make changes once you submit your application (by clicking, 'Final Submit').

1) 
The Application Form and Personal Essays: The Application Form contains demographic information and Academic Achievements including Awards, AP/IB exam scores, listing of colleges you have applied to and extra-curricular and community service participation.  There are two Personal Essays. 
2) 
Family Financial Profile: The Family Financial Profile form can also be completed and submitted online. This should be completed along with your parent(s) and / or guardian(s). At this stage, it is not necessary to send supporting documentation, however, we may request documentation later in the process.
3) 
Two Letters of Recommendation: 

  • A teacher, advisor, or other educator from your school must complete the first form.
  • An adult who is not a member of your family and who can tell us about your personal qualities, academic abilities, special skills and/or work performance must complete the second form. This person may also be a teacher or advisor, internship manager or employer.

You may request letters of recommendation be submitted on your behalf by completing the Nominator form in your application. Your recommender will receive an email with instructions to submit and complete the nomination. Your task status will be updated when they have submitted a letter of recommendation.  Please note: You should let the recommender know before submitting their name. You will not be able to open or view the letters of recommendation once they are submitted.
4) 
A copy of your current high school transcript: This can be uploaded to your application directly. It does not need to be an official copy, it only needs to be generated by your school and have your name on it. If you cannot access your transcript, please contact the counselor who nominated you. Transcript should include 9-11th grade with 12th grade fall schedule. At a later stage of the process we may request an official copy of your transcript. 
5) Copies of your SAT I (or ACT) score reports:These can be uploaded to your application directly. Again, they do not need to be official, however, they do need to be pulled from the College Board or ACT website. Refer to the respective websites for instructions on downloading reports. If you took more than one test, you can include score reports from all sittings. For our records, we use superscoring (taking the best scores from each sitting) for both the SAT and ACT reports.


The online submission deadline for your application and all supporting materials is Friday, January 18, 2019. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered for review. A rigorous review process will lead to the selection of finalists. Interviews will be scheduled with those applicants selected to be finalists. Finalists will be contacted by email.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call the Milken Scholars Program office at (800) 654-5675 or email us at milkenscholars@milkeninstitute.org.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Apply
Opens
Dec 3 2018 12:00 AM (PST)
Deadline
Jan 18 2019 11:59 PM (PST)