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Thank you so much for your generous contributions to our chapter’s scholarship program! As a reminder, our chapter’s scholarship program started when the 2020 dues notice was sent out. As in past years, the scholarships are for one year and awards will be based on academic merit and extra-curricular activities. Scholarship America, a national non-profit educational support organization, will select the recipients and distribute the awards. We suggest that you encourage your children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren to apply for one of the scholarships, as the odds of receiving one have been about 1 in 4.

Students may apply each year they are eligible, but those who have previously been awarded a scholarship by our organization are not eligible to reapply. The criteria for eligibility are:

The amount of each scholarship and the number awarded will be determined at our next board meeting in early April, as it will depend on the donations received. In the past we have annually awarded 3-5 scholarships, averaging $2000. We appreciate your support of this program and hope you will add some additional money with your dues payment to continue this support. The individuals we support may be future leaders of Chevron, and they think very highly of our company for this gift. Since the program started in 2005, we have distributed 64 scholarships, totaling about $96,000 and your generosity has been so supportive of this program. If you have already sent in your dues for the current year, you can still send an additional donation to Chevron Retirees Assn, P.O. Box 371, Orinda, CA 94563.

Click here for a printable copy of the Scholarship Program Application. Remember that the application can be completed online, but a copy will need to be printed for signatures and be sent to Scholarship America along with the required documents.

If you want more information, call or email Helen Romain at 925-833-8298 or

Thank you so much for your continued support. Special thanks go to Carol Smith, the widow of the originator of our scholarship program, Stanley Smith, for her very generous donations. The past scholarship recipients have been so appreciative, and this assistance is needed so much, as college costs keep rising! Remember, too, that the scholarship recipients are good ambassadors for Chevron!

Learn more about this year's scholarship winners (2019-2020) their background and goals, or about those in past years (2018-2019, 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016, 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-09, 2007-08).