Chevron supports programs that expand access to high-quality K-12 education throughout the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD). Working in partnership with WCCUSD, Chevron helps fund programs that reinforce core academic skills for the students and help build leadership capacity for teachers and administrators.
Few factors are more important to the future success of our community than having a highly-skilled and well-educated workforce. To succeed in the rapidly changing economy, our students will need to be skilled in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
As a company, we must prioritize training the future scientists, engineers, computer programmers and mathematicians needed to fuel innovation and grow the local economy. To help meet these challenges, we work with WCCUSD is paving new ground in our approach to providing quality STEM education to students in our schools.
Fab Lab Richmond
Richmond is now home to a new, hands-on digital fabrication workshop with advanced technology where children and adults of all ages can become inventors, entrepreneurs and makers of the future.
The Fab Lab Richmond opened at Kennedy High School last month through a partnership with the Fab Foundation, the West Contra Costa Unified School District and Chevron. Chevron provided a $1 million grant to support the lab, which features a suite of state-of-the-art digital fabrication tools and prototyping machines such as laser cutters, 3D printers, vinyl cutters and milling machines. A Mobile Fab Lab, which will increase access to Fab Lab equipment, will be deployed in 2016 as part of the $5.5M STEM Initiative.
2017 Dr. William F King Scholarship – Presented by the Chevron Richmond Black Employee Network
Since 2004 the Chevron Richmond Black Employee Network (BEN) has awarded over 40 scholarships to deserving high school students from the West Contra Costa Unified School District. Funding for the scholarships is provided by Chevron Richmond Policy, Government & Public Affairs (PGPA) department in partnership with the Richmond Black History Awareness Celebration (BHAC) Committee. The scholarship is given in honor of Dr. William F. King. Dr. King is a distinguished African American Chemical Engineer and Chevron employee of 27+ years (retired 2003). He has also served as a Chevron recruiter, mentor and community activist.
Chevron invests 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.
We encourage you to share the scholarship application (PDF, 132 KB) with all qualifying seniors.
Students must submit completed application packets.
All packets must be received by email on or before 5pm PST, January 13, 2017
Incomplete, hand-delivered or mailed scholarship packets will not be considered.
Please direct students to email completed packets and direct questions to:
Scholarship winners will be notified of the results by January 24, 2017. The 1st place winner will be expected to read their essay at the Annual Richmond Black History Awareness Celebration on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Scholarship funds will be awarded to the college of choice upon verification of college enrollment.
Note: Scholarship recipients are not eligible to receive more than one Chevron diversity-sponsored scholarship. If a student receives an athletic scholarship, regretfully he/she is not eligible to participate in the Chevron scholarship program. Students with parents who are Chevron employees or contractors are not eligible to apply.
The awarded scholarship monies may only be used for payment of tuition for study by the winning applicants at accredited colleges or universities during the 2017-2018 academic year. To be eligible for payment, each winning applicant must provide proof of enrollment at an accredited college or university to RichmondCE@chevron.com by July 1, 2017, showing enrollment for at least 12 credits of study. After such proof is received, the scholarship monies will be sent directly to the selected college/university. A scholarship will be forfeited if the winning applicant does not provide such proof of enrollment as noted, and the amount of any scholarship will be reduced if it exceeds the winning applicant’s tuition less any other scholarship or grants. In the case where a student receives a full tuition scholarship from another source that will cover 100% of their college tuition costs, the BHAC scholarship will be forfeited.
2017 Somos Scholarship – Presented by the Latin American and Hispanic Employee Network
The Somos Network is a group of dedicated employees who are committed to enhancing the individual success of employees and Chevron organization capabilities by ensuring the ease of access to enterprise resources and opportunities. Somos’ vision is to be recognized as an enabling asset where Latin American and Hispanic talent is visible at all levels of Chevron. The organization emphasizes growth of Somos members’ career development, mentoring and community engagement.
For the 10th year, the Chevron Somos Diversity Network will award $1,000 scholarships to qualifying High School Seniors. Applications will be accepted starting November 1, 2016 through March 1, 2017.
Apply for a Somos Scholarship HERE.
Please reach out to Veronica Robles at VRobles@chevron.com with questions.
The Richmond Promise Scholarship ProgramChevron Richmond is a strong supporter of education and the important role it plays in strengthening our communities. As part of our investment to the community, our employee networks provide scholarships to students in the WCCUSD. Please check our site in the Fall for eligibility requirements and more information.
The Richmond Promise Scholarship Program will support residents of Richmond and North Richmond graduating from a high school located within the WCCUSD area an opportunity to pursue a post-secondary education. Chevron will provide $35 million to the Richmond Promise as part of the Environmental and Community Investment Agreement. For more information go to www.Richmondpromise.org