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2014-2015 Scholarship Recipients

We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s scholarships for the 2014-2015 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 twelve 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. See general information on the website regarding next year’s scholarship program so you can encourage your children, grandchildren or great grandchildren to apply.

Skyler DeWittJennifer Chou, Danville CA, daughter of Clement Chou, Danville, will be attending Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh PA, pursuing a degree in Computer Science. “Because I’ve developed a passion for both computers and children’s education, I plan to major in computer science and pursue a career developing educational software-a choice I believe will allow me to make a real impact. I plan to start a company that develops children’s education software, and I’m confident that my hard work and dedication will enable me to be at the forefront of this next wave of education.”

Evan GonnermanSean Conway, Merced CA, grandson of Donald Booth, Lafayette, is a junior at St. Mary’s College in Moraga CA, pursuing a degree in Economics. “After I graduate with Honors, I plan to work in the field of Economic Development and in the long-term I could see myself working as a lobbyist at a state or federal level.”

Morgan McQuainMadison Hight, Walnut Creek CA, granddaughter of James Seven, Clayton, will be attending UC, Berkeley, pursuing a degree in Computer/Bio Science. “Being accepted at UC, Berkeley is the kind of once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will give me the skills I need to be a part of the growing career of video game design. As technology improves rapidly, I know that I want to be among the innovators that will continue to revolutionize the industry and inspire awe in the next generation of gamers (both male and female). By achieving these goals, I hope to inspire a new generation that is both environmentally aware and interested in the expanding world of computer science.”

Katherine PhillipsBailey McQuain, Lafayette CA, granddaughter of Charles Froese, Orinda, will be attending Santa Clara University, Santa Clara CA, pursuing a degree in Political Science. “Santa Clara University’s emphasis on creating a more just world appeals to me because of my lifelong dream of becoming a lawyer. My grandfather, Charles Froese, was a Chevron employee for thirty-seven years. It would be an honor to receive this scholarship and share this with him because he continues to be very proud of Chevron and his years of service.”

Matthew SmithAva Obenaus, Folsom CA, granddaughter of Lawrence Thompson, Moraga, will be attending Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago IL, pursuing a degree in MechanicalAerospace Engineering. “My goal is to grow as a student, scholar and future employee during my college years. As for a career, I hope to go into a profession that involves designing airplanes or working on prosthetics. The idea of creating new and exciting technologies that have the ability to improve people’s lives motivates me. Like the creators of Disneyland, I too wish to design an innovation that brings enjoyment or makes a positive impact on people’s lives. Someday, I hope to silently sit back and watch as a product that I helped design, manufacture or improve quietly change lives.”