The application period is now open for the Chevron Richmond Dr. William F. King college scholarship program.
Since 2004, the Chevron Richmond Black Employee Network (BEN) has awarded over 40 scholarships to West Contra Costa County District students in honor of Dr. King. The distinguished African American chemical engineer and Chevron Richmond employee retired in 2003 after more than 27 years with the company. He was known for recruiting local residents to the company, and as a mentor and community activist.
The scholarships made in his name are funded by the Chevron Richmond Policy, Government & Public Affairs department in partnership with the Richmond Black History Awareness Celebration Committee. Scholarship winners will be notified of the results by Feb. 1, 2019.
You can access the scholarship application here.
Scholarship awardees will be celebrated at the Annual Chevron Richmond Black History Awareness Celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
“It is Chevron’s ongoing mission to invest in programs that help students achieve their educational goals, improve access to a quality education, and to provide an academic gateway for students who are historically underserved or under-represented,” company officials said.