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2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients

We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic years. Because of the chapter member’s generosity, we could offer four scholarships of $2000.00 each. Since we started the program in 2005, we have been able to give out 57 scholarships, totaling $82,250.00, something we are very proud of! We hope to be able to offer four scholarships of $2000.00 each next year for the 2018-2019 school year.

The four individuals below were chosen by Scholarship America to receive these scholarships out of the twenty-two 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.

John BergJohn Berg, Orinda CA, son of Steve Berg and Claire Berg, Orinda, will be attending his first year at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. John plans to major in mechanical engineering with a minor in business or entrepreneurship. He plans to study abroad during college to gain a perspective of how engineering is applied in other economies and deepen his understanding of how business and culture interact in society. John has a deep interest in how products are designed. “My long-term goal is to be involved in a start-up where I can use my design skills to develop and market a new product. I hope this product will solve a challenging problem and thereby improve life for many people.”

Logan DeWittLogan DeWitt, Gibsonia PA, grandson of Gary Darnsteadt, Walnut Creek, will be attending Purdue University, West Lafayette IN, pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. During a trip to Tanzania, Logan saw the profound impact renewable energy and environmental friendly design has on the rural people of the Masai tribe. Through talking to the people, he was inspired to find a way he could help contribute to solutions that can help people like them in his future career. Logan aspires to work in a field that helps provide energy to people while working on ways to minimize the impact to the environment. “A career in engineering will prepare me to be able to build a life in which I can continue to help others. I want to make a difference in the people around me. My interest in Chevron over other companies is because they are known for providing cleaner energy solutions and giving their employees unique opportunities to work internationally. My long-term goal is to be able to confidently say that my work has made an impact on not only the people around me, but others around the world.”

Hayley FujiiHayley Fujii, San Ramon CA, daughter of Randall Fujii and Joyce Jew, San Ramon, will be attending University of California, Berkeley, pursuing a degree in Economics. Hayley plans on gaining a strong business foundation to prepare her to work in a finance position. During summers, she plans to intern at a company to gain some work experience. After college, Hayley would like to get a job with a large corporation to gain additional work experience prior to enrolling in an MBA program with a top business school. “Following my post-graduate work, my goal is to continue working for a large corporation to apply the new concepts to innovate and streamline processes. Throughout the journey, I would like to continue to volunteer and make a difference in my community.”

Jonathan WongJonathan Wong, Castro Valley CA, son of Lori Wong and Terence Wong, Castro Valley, will be attending California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo CA, pursuing a degree in Economics. “Cal Poly’s learn by doing philosophy combines academic learning with hands-on experience, which I think will provide a positive and desirable situation for me to succeed. I plan to use what I learn in classes and on project teams and with some type of internship/work experience to help prepare me for a career in business and possibly law. I will prepare and put myself in the best situation to ensure that I will be able to succeed to the best of my ability in college and beyond.”