Whether you received an award for four years or one, we are pleased to consider you a Phillips Scholar for life.
2019-2020 Phillips Alumni Scholar Awards
This award was established in 2003 to highlight one or more recipients each year who particularly exemplify the qualities of a Phillips Scholar.
This year’s Alumni Scholars are Rosa Brito and Cole Chizmadia.
Rosa is a first-year student at Clark University. She has volunteered her time at REACH, an after school program supporting Chelsea youth. She also worked as a STEM specialist in the summer, creating curriculum for local students within her community. Through both her service and part-time work, Rosa has made a positive impact on youth in her community. To read more, click here.
Cole Chizmadia attends Southern Connecticut State University, where he is following his dream to become a teacher. While in high school he made an impact in his community by working with young athletes at the Wakeman Boys and Girls Club and continues his involvement with youth through his volunteer work with Best Buddies at SCSU. To read more, click here.
Keeping in Touch
New graduate degree, job, spouse, partner or child? Interesting service project or adventure? Please share it with us through the Phillips Scholar Update Form.
If you’re interested in keeping up with us and other Phillips Scholars on an on-going basis, please join our closed LinkedIn group.
For those alumni or parents who are able and would like to make a monetary donation to the scholarship, please use this Donation Form.
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(Please know that any donation made through PayPal incurs a 2.2% fee to be paid by the Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund.)
Here is what some of the Phillips Scholar Alumni are up to now. Please let us know what you are doing, too!
College of William & Mary
Chris Contino is based out of Hong Kong, where he works as a Managing Partner at VC Growth Partners.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Stephanie Livsey has her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering. She works as an Engineering Manager at BAE Systems.
Michael earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Rochester. He currently teaches at the United States Naval Academy.
Luis Alvarez graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a Master in Divinity and works as a firefighter and Chaplain in the 101st Engineer Battalion.