2019 UNAC/UHCP Scholarship Winners

In 2019, UNAC/UHCP received hundreds of scholarship applications. Each application and essay were given careful consideration. The scholarship program was made possible by member volunteers who helped score applications. UNAC/UHCP members personally reviewed and scored each application three times according to set criteria before winners were determined.

Congratulations to our winners, listed below. Stay tuned for information about the 2020 scholarship program in March 2020.

2019 Kathy J. Sackman Member Scholarship Winners

Kaiser South Bay RN Teresa Alcala will be attending CSU Dominguez Hills, studying for her MSN focused on nursing education.

Kaiser Riverside RN Sonia Betancourt will be completing her MSN focused on Family Nurse Practitioner at CSU Dominguez Hills.

Sharp RN Martha Quero will be attending San Jose State University to complete her wound and ostomy certificate.

Kaiser Orange County RN Sue Stone will continue her education at CSUF, studying for her MSN, with a focus on nursing leadership.

Kaiser Riverside RN Chelsea Thurman will be attending the University of South Alabama, studying for her DNP to be a family nurse practitioner. She will also be receiving the MSN for the FNP Program in December.

2019 Sonia Moseley Family Scholarship Winners

Kaiser Fontana RN Blanca Gutierrez’s son, Isaac Castillo, will be attending UCR, studying for his B.S. in biology to hopefully be accepted into medical school to pursue ophthalmology.

Kaiser Ontario-Vineyard RN Ndubuisi Chijioke’s daughter, Iris Chijioke, will be completing her second year of her Master of Health Administration (MHA) program at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, while fulfilling the administrative residency component of her program.

Kaiser San Diego RN Aracheli Galan’s daughter, Katrina Galan, is pursuing a B.S. in Public Health Sciences at University of California, Irvine with aspirations to go to nursing school.

Kaiser South Bay RN Mayra Hernandez’s daughter, Eliannie Hernandez, will be attending UCLA, studying for her BA in Psychology with aspirations to get a PhD in Clinical Psychology and work as a Child Psychologist.

Kaiser Ontario-Vineyard RN Hazel Ladores Mariano’s daughter, Jizelle Mariano, is currently attending the University of San Francisco as an Honors College student, where she is studying for her BSN in nursing.

2019 Delima MacDonald Community Scholarship Winners

Garrett Barr will be completing the final year of his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at San Diego State University.

Nicholas Corson is attending National University and will graduate August 2020 with his BSN.

Elizabeth Dodero is enrolled at the University of Texas at Arlington pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

Andrew Hean will be pursuing his PharmD at UCSF and preparing to enter postgraduate training after Pharmacy school.

Karena Kaing will be using this scholarship at the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University to become the first optometrist in her family.



Special thanks to this year’s Scholarship Review Committee! This program would not be possible without all our wonderful volunteer reviewers.