The application process has opened for the annual Chevron Richmond Black Employee Network (BEN) scholarship, which has provided college funding and guidance to more than 40 West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) graduates since 2004.
Students from WCCUSD schools are encouraged to apply for the scholarship awarded in honor of Dr. William F. King, a chemical engineer and Chevron employee for more than 27 years who also served as a community mentor and activist.
Applications for the scholarship funds, which can only be used for tuition at accredited college or universities next academic year, are due by Jan. 6 and can be accessed here.
“We are proud to provide a scholarship program that honors deserving students in our community, and to provide that extra guidance as they face the challenges of a college education,” said Andrea Bailey, community engagement manager for Chevron Richmond.
Interested seniors must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and plan to attend a 2 or 4-year school next academic school year. They must also attend one of these West Contra Costa high schools: DeAnza, El Cerrito, Greenwood Academy, Hercules, Kennedy, Leadership Public, Middle College, North Campus, Pinole Valley, Richmond, Salesian, and Vista.
The scholarships are funded by the Chevron Richmond Policy, Government & Public Affairs (PGPA) department in partnership with the Richmond Black History Awareness Celebration (BHAC) Committee.
Anyone with questions should email RichmondCE@chevron.com.