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2016-2017 Scholarship Recipients

We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year. Because of the chapter member’s generosity, we were able to offer five scholarships of $2000.00 each. Since we started the program in 2005, we have been able to give out 53 scholarships, totaling $74,250.00, something we are very proud of! We hope to be able to offer five scholarships of $2000.00 each next year for the 2017-2018 school year.

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. See upcoming general information on the website regarding next year’s scholarship program so you can encourage your children, grandchildren or great grandchildren to apply.

Andrea GroteNicholas (Nico) Brightbill, Walnut Creek CA, grandson of Richard DeVoe and Christy DeVoe, Walnut Creek, will be attending his first year at University of California, Berkeley, pursuing a degree in Business. Nico is excited that he’s headed to UC Berkeley as his childhood dream (after attending football games there as a child) will soon be a reality. “While I have not declared a major, I have a strong interest in the fields of Economics, Political Science and Business. I hope to use my skills as a strong communicator to help me determine which field and major would be best for me by talking with my peers, professors and people who work in these fields.”

Megan KuhnleLily Catrone, Danville CA, daughter of Tony Catrone and Sueanne Moniz, Danville, will be attending Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, pursuing a degree in Business with a double major of Business Management and Entrepreneurship. Lily would like to study abroad one year to immerse herself and learn about cultures and lifestyles outside of her own. “I aspire to have a career in the music industry on a global level. As a career, I would like to do whatever I can to enable music to touch the lives of as many people as possible, in as many locations as possible.”

Michael LivanosKate Everett, Peachtree City GA, granddaughter of Richard Kirk (deceased) and Adell Kirk, Danville, will be attending University of Georgia, Athens GA, pursuing a degree in Business/Marketing. “With a degree in Marketing, one could work for a variety of different companies or organizations. I would love to represent an organization that goes to extraordinary lengths to help those in need because I desire to leave an impact on peoples’ lives in some way. I feel that by working for an organization created to help others, I will accomplish my goal.”

Kevin MooreKyle McQuain, Lafayette CA, granddaughter of Charles Froese, Orinda, will be attending University of Oregon, Eugene OR, pursuing a degree in Journalism. “My goal now is to learn as much as possible in order to eventually obtain a job in Public Relations and Business. I think this would be an interesting and rewarding career because I like to learn and understand the relationships between people, companies and the public and what connects them to each other. I have always admired the business career of my grandfather who worked for Chevron for 36 years. The financial support from Chevron will make all the difference in starting my schooling in Oregon.”

Kevin MooreRaegan Taylor, Fairfield CA, granddaughter of Jan Demcsak, Bluffton CA, will be attending University of California, Davis, pursuing a degree in Material Science & Engineering. Raegan’s grandfather worked for Chevron for 34 years, her aunt works for Chevron in Kazakhstan and two uncles have also worked for Chevron. “I am excited to not only have the opportunity to do what I love and be the first in my immediate family to complete my studies at a university, but also have the chance to represent women in science. After receiving my graduate degree, I hope to work for a company as an engineer to help develop products and improve the efficiency of systems with advanced and innovative technology. I feel that it is my responsibility to be aware of ways we can preserve our world’s natural beauty while also bettering the lives of its inhabitants.”