Whether you received an award for four years or one, we are pleased to consider you a Phillips Scholar for life.
2022-2023 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. These Phillips Alumni Scholar Awards are funded through the generous donations of alumni of the scholarship and their families.
This year’s Alumni Scholars are Kellette Boynton, Jasley De Jesus, Steven Hardy, Kimberly Manyanga, and Joshua O’Brien.
Kellette Boynton is studying at the University of Maine, Farmington in the area of Elementary Education. Through the Human Services program at Otter Valley Union High School in Vermont, she was able to jump start her career preparation. To read more, click here.
Jasley De Jesus currently attends New York University, studying Childhood & Special Education. During her time at Central High School in Providence, RI, she participated in Youth in Action and Generation Teach. To read more, click here.
Steven Hardy is passionate about helping people and the environment. A student at the University of New Hampshire with a major in Environmental Science, he continues to be on active duty for the United States Coast Guard. To read more, click here.
Kimberly Manyanga is a first-year student at the University of Massachusetts, studying Public Health. During high school she was involved as a Clinical research Apprentice at Lahey Hospital and also earned her Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification. To read more, click here.
Joshua O’Brien graduated first in his class from Chicopee Comprehensive High School and now attends University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A leader and service-minded student, Joshua helped many in his high school community and plans to do the same in college. He is excited about pursuing a major in Operations and Information Management. 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.
If you would rather make a secure online donation using PayPal, please click the Donate button below.
(Please know that any donation made through PayPal incurs a 2.2% fee to be paid by the Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund.)
Original Phillips Scholars
Click here to learn more about scholars from the original 1991 cohort of Phillips Scholarship awardees.
Here is what some of the Phillips Scholar Alumni are up to now. Please let us know what you are doing, too!
Lidia graduated from Suffolk University in 2006 with a BA in Sociology and a concentration in Criminology and Law. She also holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Suffolk. Governor Charlie Baker appointed her to serve on the MA Sex Offender Registry Board in 2020.
Arly Macario graduated from Suffolk University in 2018, worked at La Vida Scholars in Lynn, MA, and is now pursuing her M.Ed in Education Leadership, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Kaine Nicholas graduated from Bentley with a BS in economics and finance in 2003, and also holds an MBA from Babson College. He is the Executive Director for the Black Cooperative Investment Fund (BCIF), a community-based organization rooted in self-help economics that proudly provides microloans to the Black Community.
Tina Meetran graduated from Clark University in 2015 and continues to work helping youth in Rhode Island.