Apply now for Chevron’s black history awareness scholarship

Middle College High senior Sukari Wright, first place winner of the Chevron Richmond 2019 Dr. William F. King college scholarship program, speaks at the 20th Annual Black History Awareness celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.

High school seniors in the West Contra Costa Unified District (WCCUSD) are encouraged to apply for the annual Chevron Richmond Black History Awareness Scholarship program. Applications can be accessed here and are due at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

First launched in 2003, the scholarship is sponsored by the Chevron Richmond Black Employee Network and provides four deserving students with scholarships in honor of William F. King, a distinguished Chevron chemical engineer of 27-plus years who was active in the community and retired in 2003.

Scholarship winners will be notified of the results by Feb. 1, 2020. Awards will be presented during the annual Chevron Richmond Black History Celebration, held at the Refinery in February during Black History Month.

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.

Students must submit completed application packets by email to [email protected].