Lack of diversity in the health care field contributes to health disparities. We are proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Alexis G. Philius Scholarship to support students of Black/African descent who are interested in the health care field. Congratulations to the winners:

🎓LaRayna LeBlanc of El Cajon, CA is attending @ucsandiego, studying biochemistry in hopes to become an OBGYN.

🎓Daniella Mbabazi of Thousand Oaks, CA will be attending the nursing program at @MoorparkCollegeOfficial to get an associates degree in Nursing.

🎓Mara Smith of San Diego, CA is pursuing her ADN at @sandiegocitycollege and her BSN at California State University, Fullerton.

🎓Lesa R. Felton of Los Angeles, CA will be attending @charlesrdrewuniversity studying Biomedical Sciences to become a physician social scientist.

🎓LaNiya Evans of Gardena, CA will use the scholarship towards the cost of books and room and board at @csulb. LaNiya is majoring in nursing.

Alexis G. Philius Scholarship Recipients 2021

UNAC/UHCP is pleased to announce the first recipients of the Alexis G. Philius Scholarship for students of Black/African descent pursuing health care careers.Five scholarships have been awarded $2,000 each to outstanding individuals with promising futures in health care and social justice.• Alexis Higgins-Williams of South San Francisco—pursuing her Master of Science (MS) in Global Medicine at the University of Southern California â€˘ Jasmine Smith of Chino, CA—attending Azusa Pacific University to become a Family Nurse Practitioner and focus on women’s health disparities â€˘ Jessica Times of Los Angeles—pursuing her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Emory University in Atlanta, to work in public health â€˘ Christopher Washington of Tinley Park, IL—pursuing his Doctor of Medicine (MD) at Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University in Philadelphia â€˘ Rathail Woods of Ukiah, CA—attending Pepperdine University to attain his Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) and work with high-risk, transition-aged youth