Graduating high school senior Mohammad Subeh accepts a Milken Scholars Award from Mike and his wife, Lori. Since 1989, the Milken Family Foundation has awarded hundreds of outstanding graduating high school students with a commitment for four years of financial assistance, career-related counseling and internships, opportunities for volunteerism and a graduate fund to assist with preparatory courses for either graduate school or the world of work. Milken Scholars
are chosen through a rigorous selection process that includes students from a variety of professions, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Subeh's family fled Kuwait during the Persian Gulf War. The graduate of Rowland High School excelled in school and created the Rowland Elementary Afterschool Learning Program, which pairs high school students with elementary children from disadvantaged homes. Subeh earned a bachelor's and two master's degrees from Stanford University and a doctorate from Oregon Health & Science University. He is now an emergency room physician at Catalina Island Medical Center in California.