Local students invited to apply for Chevron Black History Awareness scholarship

Chevron Black History Awareness scholarship application period extended
The 2017 winners of the Chevron Richmond Black History Awareness scholarship.

Calling all West County high school seniors! The application process remains open for the annual Chevron Richmond Black History Awareness Scholarship (BHAC) program, which provides four deserving students with scholarships in honor of William F. King, a distinguished Chevron employee of 27-plus years who retired in 2003.

Since 2004, the program has awarded over 40 scholarships to West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) students, with funding provided by the Chevron Richmond Policy, Government and Public Affairs department in partnership with the Chevron Black History Awareness Celebration Committee.

Students must submit their application packets on or before Jan. 23, 2018 to RichmondCE@chevron.com. Application materials for the scholarship are available here and here.

Awards will be presented during the annual Chevron Richmond Black History Celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 21.

To be eligible, applicants must attend the following the following WCCUSD high schools: DeAnza, El Cerrito, Hercules, Kennedy, Leadership Public, Middle College, Pinole Valley, Richmond, Sylvester Greenwood 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 during the 2018-2019 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 are also required to have a letter of recommendation from an instructor, adviser, coach, community leader, pastor or someone else who is not a relative.

Completed packets — along with any questions — should be emailed to RichmondCE@chevron.com.


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