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The program is currently closed.


Chevron U.S. REACH Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The following guidelines describe the Chevron U.S. (Recognizing Excellence and ACHievement) Scholarship Program which is sponsored by Chevron for the children of its employees and retirees. The program was established to recognize and assist outstanding students who plan to enroll full-time in a Chevron STEM discipline at one of the partnering universities.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, (age,) gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Chevron U.S. REACH Scholarship Program must be:

  • Children (natural, legally adopted, or stepchildren on Chevron’s benefits plans) of active U.S.-payroll employees of Chevron and its wholly owned subsidiaries as of the scholarship selection date.

This includes children of retired employees, and domestic partners’ children who live with the employee (who must meet and continue to meet all of the criteria detailed in Chevron’s “Affadavit of Domestic Partnership” and be internally registered with Chevron by having filed an Affadavit of Domestic Chevron Partnership that has been accepted by Chevron).  To be eligibile for the REACH program, children of U.S.-payroll retirees must have either a minimum of 75 points as calculated by Human Resources, or 20 years of service prior to retirement. Additionally, the retiree must not be employed at a competitor energy company.


  • Be current high school seniors who will be entering freshman or current college freshman enrolled in a full-time STEM course of study at one of the eligible universities for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Pursuing a degree in a STEM course of study.

Award Amounts

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $1,500 to $2,000 per year where financial need is demonstrated; $2,000 each to attend a four-year college; $1,500 each to attend a two-year college or vocational-technical school. Qualified students demonstrating no financial need are eligible for a one-time honorarium.

Four-year college or university awards are renewable up to three times and two-year college awards are renewable one time, provided Chevron continues the scholarship program. Renewal is contingent upon a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in a full-time, approved STEM course of study at an eligible university and continued parental employment.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of past academic record, school and community activities, work experience, career and educational aspirations and goals, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal.

Once scholarship recipients are selected, financial data is assessed to determine the amount of each award. Recipients who do not demonstrate relative financial need or whose parents choose not to supply the requested financial information will be eligible to receive a one-time $2,000 honorarium.  Recognition of all scholarship recipients will be the same regardless of the award amount.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Chevron play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.


All applicants will be notified in May. The Chevron U.S. REACH Scholarship Program is a very competitive program; not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Chevron. Payment is mailed to the recipient’s home address in one installment no later than mid-October with a check made payable to the school.  The award may be used to pay for tuition, fees, books, supplies, or other related educational expenses.  Please note that due to the impact that scholarship deferment requests are having on scholarship budget, requests for scholarship deferments will not be approved unless there are extenuating circumstances.


Recipients have no obligation to Chevron. They are, however, required to notify Scholarship America of any changes in address, school enrollment, Chevron parent employment status, or other relevant information, and to send a complete official transcript when requested.

Chevron reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.

Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

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