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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Here is what some of the Phillips Scholar Alumni are up to now. Please let us know what you are doing, too!
Michael earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Rochester. He currently teaches at the United States Naval Academy.
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.
Amy currently works at the U.S. Government Accountability Office as a senior analyst in the Education, Workforce, and Income Security Group. The GAO's work covers a broad spectrum of federal programming, evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of public programs at the request of Congress.
Seamus worked for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the State Department, and the Commerce Department before co-founding the OpenGov Foundation, an organization dedicated to making it easier for people to access and use as much government information as possible.