Press Releases

The Milken Family Foundation regularly issues press releases about its efforts and impact in the fields of education and medical research.  Below is a select list of these releases.
For more official press releases about our initiatives, please visit the initiative-specific sites on the right.


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Jul 20, 2022
Twelve Exceptional Los Angeles High School Students Receive Milken Scholars Award


Jul 05, 2022
Five Outstanding New York City High School Students Receive Milken Scholars Award


Jun 27, 2022
Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes Welcomes Second Week of 2022 Fellows to Fort Scott, Kansas


Jun 20, 2022
Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes Welcomes First Week of 2022 Fellows to Fort Scott, Kansas


Jun 20, 2022
Four Washington, D.C., High School Students Receive Milken Scholars Award


Jun 15, 2022
Students Earn $16,750 in Cash Prizes in International ArtEffect Project Competition


May 26, 2022
NIET Names Dr. Joshua Barnett as CEO


May 25, 2022
NEW COAST-TO-COAST SERIES BRINGS TRAILBLAZING JEWISH MUSICIANS TO AUDIENCES EVERYWHERE


May 13, 2022
Jessica Zimmerman Earns $25,000 Milken Educator Award for Instructional Leadership in Phoenix’s Roosevelt School District


May 03, 2022
Las Vegas Teacher Ali Jun Announced as Recipient of Nevada's Milken Educator Award and $25,000 Cash Prize


Mar 15, 2022
Marco French of Caddo Parish Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award for Creating Culture of Excellence for Educators and Students


Mar 15, 2022
New Orleans Teacher Jay Weisman Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award for Fostering Creativity in the Classroom and Lifelong Learning


Mar 14, 2022
East Feliciana Parish Teacher Laura Laiche Earns $25,000 Milken Educator Award for Advancing Excellence for Students and Colleagues


Mar 11, 2022
Ascension Public Schools Earns $50,000 NIET District Award of Excellence for Educator Effectiveness


Mar 10, 2022
Cross County High School Receives $50,000 NIET Founder's Award


Mar 09, 2022
Math Success and Mentorship Equal a $25,000 Milken Educator Award for Teacher Emily Dickerson


Feb 17, 2022
Dedication to Student Success Earns Moundsville's Heather Haught a $25,000 Milken Educator Award


Feb 16, 2022
2021-22 Milken Educator Awards Tour Launches in West Virginia, Honoring Michelle Wolfe of Baker with $25,000


Feb 15, 2022
Five Schools from Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, and Texas Earn $10,000 as NIET Founder's Award Finalists


Feb 08, 2022
Milken Educator Awards Continue in 2022 to Honor Outstanding Teachers Nationwide