Oct 1, 2014
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Local high school seniors are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Chevron Richmond Black History Scholarship (BHAC) program, which provides scholarships for up to four college-bound seniors.

The scholarships are awarded in honor of William F. King, a distinguished Chevron employee of 27-plus years who retired in 2003.  King was a senior chemist, mentor, community activist and educator who shared his wealth of knowledge and wisdom with everyone he met.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must attend the following West Contra Costa Unified School District High Schools: DeAnza, El Cerrito, Gompers, Hercules, Kennedy, Leadership Public, Middle College, North Campus, Pinole Valley, Richmond, Salesian, and Vista.

Applicants must also have an overall GPA of at least 2.5, must show community involvement and leadership skills, and must plan to attend a two or four year college or university in next academic school year.

Along with completing an application, students must submit a typed 500-750 word double-spaced essay about how an event in black history impacted their life, their experience in community involvement or lessons they’ve learned from their past. The applicants also require a letter of recommendation from an instructor, adviser, coach, community leader, pastor or someone else who is not a relative.

Click here to access an application for the scholarship.


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.