Scholars are Daniel Spruill, left, Ekram Jiru, Sinclair Blue and Stewart Gray III.

Four outstanding high school graduates, two from District of Columbia Public Schools and two from District of Columbia Public Charter Schools, have been selected as 2014 Milken Scholars and were honored at a Recognition Dinner on July 12. They are among
a class of 24 exceptional students from New York City and Los Angeles named as 2014 Milken Scholars.

Milken Scholars are chosen based on their academic performance, community service, leadership and ability to persevere in the face of challenges. While each Scholar will receive a $10,000 scholarship, the uniqueness of  this opportunity lies in the ongoing mentoring, assistance with internships, opportunities for community service, and access to a wide range of resources throughout their academic and professional careers.

Since its founding in 1989 by Lori and Michael Milken, the Milken Scholars program, a joint initiative of the Milken Institute and Milken Family Foundation, has supported more than 350 Scholars from diverse backgrounds.

This year’s scholars include Sinclair Blue, Stewart Gray III, Ekram Jiru, and Daniel Spruill.