UNAC/UHCP Scholarships are Back

Deadline May 6, 2024

Apply for the Alexis G. Philius scholarship named after our founder Alexis.

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Kathy J. Sackman Member Scholarship The member scholarship was named after our 33-year UNAC/UHCP President Kathy J. Sackman, RN, who grew the union from a handful of women at her kitchen table to 20,000 members all over Southern California when she retired in 2010. • For UNAC/UHCP members in good standing to continue their education in the health care field • Five scholarships of $5,000 each Sonia Moseley Family Scholarship The family scholarship was named for Sonia Moseley, NP, the voice of workers on the job and in the California Legislature and Board of Registered Nursing, as well as countless other U.S. agencies and commissions. • For spouses, registered domestic partners, and dependent children (as defined by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service) of UNAC/UHCP members in good standing • Five scholarships x $5,000 each  

Delima MacDonald Community Scholarship The community scholarship was named after Delima MacDonald, RN, 30-year UNAC/UHCP Treasurer, who taught generations of UNAC/UHCP affiliate leaders the value of a dollar, and ensured they spent union dollars wisely. • For community members seeking health care professional degrees at an accredited institution • Five scholarships x $2,000 each  

Alexis G. Philius Scholarship Lack of diversity has significant consequences on health outcomes, health equity for patients, and communities of color. UNAC/UHCP has decided to address underrepresentation in health professions with this scholarship. The scholarship is named after Alexis G. Philius, an RN and community leader. • For students of Black/African descent in the health care field • Read more about the Alexis G. Philius Scholarship, inaugurated in 2021…/unac-uhcp-creates…/… • Five scholarships x $2,000 each



Congratulations to the Winners!

Lack of diversity in the healthcare field contributes to health disparities. We are proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Alexis G. Philius Scholarship to support students of Black/African descent who are interested in the healthcare field.

Congratulations to these outstanding students:
Alexis G. Philius 2023 Winners:
Martine Emily Belizor, of Windermere, Florida, will be attending the University of Southern California studying global health, eventually pursuing Neonatology studies in medical school.
Gershom Talei Koinei, of Lynnwood, Washington, is attending Edmonds College for an Associate Degree in Pre-Nursing.
Kayla Oriyomi, of Powder Springs, Georgia, is attending Morehouse School of Medicine, earning a Master of Science degree in the Physician Assistant Studies program.
Paige Luke Torres, of Alhambra, California, will be attending California State University-Long Beach to study for her Bachelor of Science in Pre-Nursing.
Evelyn Ukata, of Bellflower, California, is attending Los Angeles Southwest College to study Nursing and Biology.



🎓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 • 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