News Release
Posted by The Molina Cares Accord

Winners Announced in Excelsior Equity Scholarship Program Funded by The MolinaCares Accord


Media Contact: Rhonda Frazier, Rhonda.Frazier@MolinaHealthcare.com, 562-980-3849

BOTHELL, Wash., Dec. 14 2022 —  The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Washington (“Molina”), recently provided $1,000 each to 16 students through the Excelsior Equity Scholarship Program.

The program was designed to create educational opportunities for black and indigenous people of color enrolled in advanced degree programs.

“At Excelsior Wellness, we share MolinaCares’ commitment to eliminating systematic inequities. We are proud to recognize this group of students who are pursuing advanced degrees in criminal justice, education, and healthcare,” said Andrew Hill, CEO of Excelsior Wellness.  “We look forward to the impact they will make.”

The grant was part of the MolinaCares Behavioral Health Initiative, a philanthropic initiative announced in December 2021, as part of an effort to expand access to behavioral health across Washington.

“Helping students achieve their educational goals is critical to improving the overall health and well-being of individuals in the communities we serve,” said Dr. Jay Fathi, plan president of Molina Healthcare of Washington. “MolinaCares is committed to providing resources that will support access to higher education and help advance diversity and equity across the state.”

Winners of the Excelsior Equity Scholarship included Hazel Brogdon, Brandon LaPlante, Chen Ng, Jose Diaz, Haydee Gutierrez, Teresa Eggleston, Ivan Cibrian, Michael Jara, Mary Musoke, Johnny Hernandez Martinez, Alexander Edgmond, Marcoantonio Caballero-Castillo and Tanisha Taylor.

About The MolinaCares Accord:

Established by Molina Healthcare, Inc., The MolinaCares Accord oversees a community investment platform created to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged populations by funding meaningful, measurable, and innovative programs and solutions that improve health, life, and living in local communities. The MolinaCares Accord funds such measures through The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) established in 2020 by Molina Healthcare, Inc.

About Molina Healthcare of Washington:

Molina Healthcare of Washington has been providing government-funded health care for over 20 years. The Company serves members through Medicaid, Medicare and the Health Benefit Exchange programs throughout Washington. Additionally, Molina Healthcare of Washington operates a primary care clinic in Everett (MyHealth Everett) and a mobile health unit (MyHealth Mobile) in the Spokane area. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 5.2 million members as of September 30, 2022. For more information about Molina Healthcare of Washington, visit MolinaHealthcare.com.

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