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2013-2014 Scholarship Recipients

We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic years. Because of the chapter member’s generosity, we were able to offer five scholarships of $1500.00 each. The five individuals below were chosen by Scholarship America to receive these scholarships out of the eighteen who applied. From the essays and appreciation notes that the winners have sent, we can feel very proud that we are helping the future generation with our scholarship program. Everyone’s support for the scholarship program is appreciated and hopefully we can continue to grow this program.

Skyler DeWittSkyler DeWitt, granddaughter of Gary Darnsteadt, Walnut Creek, will be attending Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, pursuing a degree in Physician Assistant studies with a minor in Spanish. Skyler’s initial goal is to work in underserved areas in the U.S. and eventually internationally. “An investment in me goes beyond a four-year degree. It is an investment for all those I can help to live better lives.”

Evan GonnermanEvan Gonnerman, grandson of Idris Evans, Wilsonville, OR, will be attending Oregon State University in Corvalis, OR, pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Evan has been exposed to people in undeveloped countries through mission trips and wants to be able to make a change in the world. He has been chosen to participate in the Multiple Engineers Cooperative Program with two six-month paid internships. In this way he says, “I will be able to test my skills in the real world while contributing to a company.” Sounds like a potential Chevron employee

Morgan McQuainMorgan McQuain, granddaughter of Charles Froese, Orinda, will be attending University of Colorado in Boulder, CO, pursuing a degree in Environmental Engineering. Morgan plans to apply her aptitude for science and math to engineering, while focusing on sustainability and renewable resources. “I am fascinated by new technologies that are changing how we power our world every day through wind, solar and natural gas.”

Katherine PhillipsKatherine Phillips, granddaughter of Eric Phillips, El Dorado Hills, CA, will be attending California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, pursuing a degree in Industrial Engineering. Katherine has been motivated by her mother’s desire to stay employed as a teacher during these trying times and reminded of her mother’s diligence during stressful times she may have. While in high school, Katherine has been on the principal’s honor roll every semester; has been awarded the CSF highest honor award recipient; and been given the Presidential Award for 100 plus hours of community service, along with working at Target and been promoted to trainer of new team members, receiving the top contributor of the month award.

Matthew SmithMatthew Smith, grandson of Mel Garbett, Walnut Creek, will be going into his sophomore year at Baylor University, Waco, TX, pursuing a degree in Political Science. When he started Baylor, he already had 40 college credits which he earned while in high school through Advanced Placement courses. Matthew’s role model is one of the youngest college presidents in the country. “I plan to follow in his
footsteps pursuing a career in higher education and administration.” Matthew plans to continue with his education and pursue a PhD degree.