student Joy Ohiomoba is one of 14 high school seniors from Los Angeles County chosen as 2012 Milken Scholars, honoring their academic performance, community service and leadership activities, the Milken Family Foundation announced Wednesday.
"The remarkable young women and men who've been selected as Milken Scholars over the past 23 years have consistently worked to make the world a better place," said Milken Family Foundation co-founder Michael Milken. "Whether they become doctors, research scientists, educators, entrepreneurs or diplomats, the common denominator of their pursuits has been a genuine sense of service."
Here's the complete list of Los Angeles County Milken scholars:
- Kennedy Agwamba, North Hollywood High School's Highly Gifted Magnet
- Victor Arechiga, South East High School
- Shilpa Bhongir, Granada Hills Charter High School
- Lucky Ding, Agoura High School
- Jasmine Fernandez, Eagle Rock High School
- Nicholas Fine,
- Nhi Ho, Santa Monica High School
- Jacob Kim, Village Christian School
- Joshua Lee, North Hollywood High School's Highly Gifted Magnet
- Joy Ohiomoba, Redondo Union High School
- Dennis Ojogho, Los Angeles High School
- Vaneshia Reed, Middle College High School
- David Wang,
- Caitlin Zellers, Palos Verdes High School
Milken Scholars are also chosen through a rigorous selection process that includes an application, submission of letters of recommendation, high school transcripts and a financial aid profile, according to the foundation.
Honorees receive a $10,000 scholarship plus opportunities for ongoing mentoring, counseling, assistance with internships, opportunities for community service and access to a variety of resources for their academic and professional careers.
According to the program, more than 300 Milken Scholars hail from diverse backgrounds with nearly one-third born outside the United States and three-quarters with parents originating from more than 50 countries.
All scholars are invited to attend a three-day annual summit in Los Angeles, where MFF staff and speakers provide a forum for the participants to discuss issues crucial to their future success.
This is only the most recent of Ohiomoba's . In addition to receiving a Gates Millenium scholarship and one from Sandpipers, she also received scholarships and grants from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the Torchbearer's Foundation, the Rotary Club of Redondo Beach, the University of Southern California, the Redondo Beach Educational Foundation, the South Bay Almnae Panhellenic Association and Soroptimist International.
City News Service contributed to this report.