Whether you received an award for four years or one, we are pleased to consider you a Phillips Scholar for life.
2020-2021 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 Kylee McCumber, Luis Navarro, Ariel Rodriguez, and Angelis Segura.
Kylee is a first-year student at Bentley University. She has volunteered her time in the area of food insecurity. She founded Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kidz to address the food needs of children on non-school days and also helped write a grant to earn funds to help a hunger initiative for the elderly. To read more, click here.
Luis Navarro began his studies at Suffolk University this past year after graduating from North Shore Community College. At NSCC he worked to establish the First-Generation Club and was Chief of Staff of the Student Government Association. His desire to help others and bring groups together to work toward a common goal is admirable. To read more, click here.
Ariel Rodriguez is a first-year student at Providence College. During high school he was very involved in his Worcester community with youth philanthropy and shared this passion to encourage his peers to become involved in works of service. Though starting college during the pandemic, Ariel is already very involved with organizations that help youth and immigrants in the Providence area. To read more, click here.
Angelis Segura is a first-year student at Wentworth Institute of Technology. She lives in Salem, MA and has been incredibly involved with the Boys & Girls Club there. Her dedication to her school and city communities was rewarded with being named Youth of the Year two times! 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!
Bay Path University
Courtney worked for the FBI for over five years before pursuing her graduate degree in Emergency Management. She is now Lead Faculty for the American Women's College's online, undergraduate degree program in Emergency Management.
Arly Macario graduated from Suffolk University in 2018 and now works at La Vida Scholars in Lynn, MA.
Brandon graduated from Cornell University in 2007 with a degree in psychology before earning his DMD at Harvard Dental School. He recently started working as a pediatric dentist in Natick, Massachusetts.
Huy Tran currently works at Liberty Mutual Insurance in their Catastrophe Research and Development Group, which looks at modeling losses and managing risk from natural catastrophes like hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes.