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Chevron Richmond Invites Local Seniors to Apply for the Black History Awareness Scholarship

We are pleased to share Chevron Richmond’s newest scholarship
College-bound high school seniors in Richmond and West County are encouraged to apply for the Black History Awareness College Scholarship, sponsored by Chevron.Download the application here.

This scholarship, now in its 9th year, honors Dr. William F. King, a distinguished Chevron employee of more than 27 years who was a pioneer of the Richmond Technology Center and who worked tirelessly on behalf of Richmond youth.

Chevron is proud to honor King’s memory with an award recognizing local students who have demonstrated scholastic achievement, community involvement and leadership skills.  This scholarship is part of our commitment to provide opportunities for college-bound youth and to support programs that expand access to high-quality education throughout Richmond and West County.

Eligible recipients must attend one of the following local schools:

  • DeAnza H.S.
  • El Cerrito H.S.
  • Gompers Continuation H.S.
  • Hercules H.S.
  • Kennedy H.S.
  • LPS-Richmond H.S.
  • Middle College H.S.
  • North Campus Continuation H.S.
  • Pinole Valley H.S.
  • Richmond H.S.
  • Salesian H.S.
  • Vista H.S.

To be considered, applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and plan to attend a 2- or 4- year college or university in the next academic school year.

Each student must complete the application packet, available here, and submit a 500-750 word typed essay along with a letter of recommendation before the deadline.  All application packets must be received by email (preferred) or postmarked by December 19, 2014.  Incomplete packets will not be considered.

Please email completed packets to:

Completed packets may also be sent via U.S.P.S. mail to:

Chevron Corporation
Chevron Richmond Black History Scholarship Program
Attn: Michael R. Adams
100 Chevron Way, Bldg. 71-7534
Richmond, CA 94801

All applicants will be notified the week of February 2, 2015.  The first place winner will be expected to read his or her essay at the 10th Annual Richmond Black History Celebration onWednesday, February 18, 2015.

Scholarship recipients are not eligible to receive more than one Chevron-sponsored scholarship.  Students with parents who are Chevron employees or contractors are not eligible to apply.

Chevron is proud to sponsor opportunities for local students and make a difference in helping high school seniors achieve their educational goals.

For more information, please call our 24-Hour Community Line at 510-242-2000 or email us at

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