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 • Jasmine Smith of Chino, CA—attending Azusa Pacific University to become a Family Nurse Practitioner and focus on women’s health disparities • Jessica Times of Los Angeles—pursuing her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Emory University in Atlanta, to work in public health • Christopher Washington of Tinley Park, IL—pursuing his Doctor of Medicine (MD) at Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University in Philadelphia • Rathail Woods of Ukiah, CA—attending Pepperdine University to attain his Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) and work with high-risk, transition-aged youth