High school seniors in the West Contra Costa Unified District (WCCUSD) are encouraged to apply for the Chevron Richmond Black Annual History Scholarship.
Applications can be accessed here and must be received by email on or before Monday 17 January.
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. 2003. To date, the Refinery Black Employee Network has awarded more than 50 student scholarships.
Applicants must have an overall GPA of at least 2.5, must demonstrate community involvement and leadership skills, and must plan to attend a two- or four-year college or university during the 2021-2022 school year.
Along with completing the application, students must submit a 500-750 word double-spaced written essay about how an event in black history affected their lives, their experience of community engagement, or the lessons they learned from their past. Applicants are also required to have a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, coach, community leader, pastor, or other person who is not a relative.
Scholarship winners will be notified of the results by February 1. The first place winner (and possibly the second through fourth place winner) is expected to read their article at the annual Richmond Black Chevron History Celebration on Thursday, February 17th.
Students should email completed application packages to RichmondCE@chevron.com.