The Chevron International REACH (Recognizing Excellence and Achievement) Scholarship Program is sponsored by Chevron for the sons and daughters of its employees and retirees. The program was established to recognize and assist outstanding children who plan to pursue post-secondary education.
Renewable scholarships are offered each year for full-time undergraduate study at colleges, universities, and vocational schools. The scholarships for the children of non US payroll employees are managed by the San Francisco office of the Institute of International Education.
The Chevron International REACH Scholarship program helps support children of Chevron employees who are engaged in full-time undergraduate study at colleges, universities and vocational-technical schools worldwide.
The scholarships for children of the US payroll employees are administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. Scholarship America is a national nonprofit educational support and student aid service organization that seeks to involve and assist the private sector in expanding educational opportunities and encouraging educational achievement.
Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed religion, age, gender, disability or national origin. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, essay and an outside recommendation.
Renewable awards range from $500 to $2,500 per year. One-time, non-renewable $1,500 honorariums are granted to outstanding students who do not demonstrate relative financial need. Scholarships are intended to assist students with tuition and fees, books and supplies and transportation.
- Active employees (include retirees) of Chevron and its wholly owned subsidiaries as of the application due date
- Be children (living with the employee-parent or other dependent children on Chevron’s benefit plans) of non US payroll active employees of Chevron and its wholly owned subsidiaries. This includes children of retired employees, and domestic partners’ children (who must meet and continue to meet all of the criteria detailed in Chevron’s “Affidavit of Domestic Partnership” and be internally registered with Chevron by having filed an Affidavit of Domestic Partnership that has been accepted by Chevron).
- If Chevron parent employee is retired, the retiree must not be employed at a competitor energy company.
- Be currently enrolled in the final year of high school/secondary school and planning to attend-or currently enrolled in-an approved college, university or vocational-technical school as a full-time student enrolled for the entire upcoming academic year. Children of non-US-payroll employees currently enrolled in a first degree or certificate program at an approved college, university, or vocational-technical school may apply, however, preference will be given to students who plan to begin post-secondary study in the following academic year.
- Students planning pre-university study are not eligible. Students planning to attend military academies are eligible for one-time honorarium awards.
Scholarship awards will range from $500 to $2,500 per year. A limited number of one-time, non-renewable $1,500 honorariums will be granted to students who demonstrate high merit, but not relative financial need as outlined in our Benefits section.
- Four-year scholarships, ranging in value from US$500 to US$2,500, and honorariums, ranging from US$1,000 to US$1,500, will be offered to children of Chevron employees.
- Awards, other than the non-renewable awards, may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a first degree or certificate is earned, whichever occurs first. Awards, other than the non-renewable awards, to attend a two-year college or vocational-technical school may be renewed once. Renewal is contingent upon:
- Satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study;
- Continued parental employment at Chevron; and
- Continuation of the program by Chevron.
- Awards are for undergraduate study only. Scholarships are intended to assist students as they pursue undergraduate study and are NOT intended to cover all educational expenses. Recipients are responsible for the balance of funding, including tuition and fees, books and supplies, living expenses, and transportation.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of
- academic record
- demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
- work experience
- an essay
- an outside recommendation
Selection of recipients is made by the Institute of International Education and the Scholarship Management Services. In no instance does any officer or employee of Chevron play a part in the selection.
All applicants agree to accept the decision of the program administrators as final. Applicants will be notified in May whether they have been selected to receive an award.
Scholarship awards will range from $500 to $2,500 per year. A limited number of time, non-renewable $1,000 honorariums will be granted to students who do not demonstrate relative financial need or whose parents choose not to supply the requested financial information.
In addition, two of the top ranked applicants will be selected to receive a $3,000 non-renewable Willard and Bernice Retelle Family Scholarship.
Awards, other than the non-renewable awards, may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a first degree or certificate is earned, whichever occurs first.
Awards, other than the non-renewable awards, to attend a two year college or vocational-technical school may be renewed once. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full time course of study, continued parental employment (US payroll employees) and continuation of the program by Chevron.
Awards are for undergraduate study only. Scholarships are intended to assist students as they pursue undergraduate study and are not intended to cover all educational expenses.
Recipients are responsible for the balance of funding, including tuition and fees, books and supplies, living expenses, and transportation.
Eligible applicants should communicate with their local Chevron human resources office to inquire about an application form.
Applicants must complete the application and mail it along with a completed recommendation form and a current, complete transcript of grades for the last four years of schooling, so that it is received by the Institute of International Education or Scholarship Management Services no later than January 15.
Children of non-US payroll employees must submit applications to the Institute of International Education. Children of US payroll employees must submit applications to the Scholarship Management Services.
Faxed applications will not be accepted for US payroll employees. Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information.
Applications and other required documents may be submitted in English, French, Portuguese, or Spanish. For any language, please provide a translation to one of these languages.
Instructions for completing the Financial Data section of the application are included.
Payment of scholarships
The Institute of International Education and Scholarship Management Services process scholarship payments on behalf of Chevron. Checks are paid in US dollars and are mailed to each recipient’s home address.
Payments to children of non-US payroll employees are made in two installments on October 15 and January 31 with a check payable to the student.
Payments to children of US payroll employees are made in one installment on July 31 with a check payable to the school.
The awards may be used to pay for tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board, or other related educational expenses. Recipients have no obligation to Chevron.
Read more about the Chevron International REACH Scholarship here http://www.iie.org/Programs/Chevron-International-REACH-Scholarship-Program
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Contact information of the Chevron International REACH Scholarship Program
Director, Global Scholarship and Exchange Programs
IIE San Francisco
530 Bush Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: +1 415.362.6520 ext. 201
Fax: +1 415.392.4667
Non-US payroll employees children
Chevron International REACH Scholarship Program
Institute of International Education
530 Bush Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Telephone: +1 415 362 6520
US payroll employees children
Chevron International REACH Scholarship Program
Scholarship Management Services
One Scholarship Way
Saint Peter, MN 56082 USA
Telephone: +1 507 931 1682