Applying for the UNCF Chevron Corporate Scholars Program: Frequently Asked Questions

The UNCF Chevron Corporate Scholars Program is a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for passionate and determined students. The UNCF Chevron Corporate Scholars Program will award a two-year renewable merit-based scholarship for up to $15,000 (up to $7,500 freshmen year, up to $7,500 sophomore year) to highly capable future leaders who demonstrate academic achievement, strong leadership skills and an interest in the energy industry.

This is program is for graduating high school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited four-year Historically Black College/University (HBCU) and will begin college in fall as a college freshman.

Students accepted to this program, will participate in a comprehensive career development and readiness curriculum and will be consider for internship opportunities with Chevron the summer following both their freshmen and sophomore years of college.

Who should I contact with questions about the UNCF Chevron Corporate Scholars Program?

A. Jamese Carrell, Relationship Manager at or by phone at 202-810-0271.

Who is eligible for the UNCF Chevron Corporate Scholars Program?

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Must be a graduating high school senior planning to enroll in fall 2023 as a full-time, first-year student
  • Must be enrolled to attend a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) in fall 2023
  • Must be a citizen, legal permanent resident, or national of the United States
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 on an unweighted 4.0 scale
  • Must submit a resume displaying, leadership, volunteer opportunities, extracurricular activities and any additional activities/projects, groups, or clubs demonstrating an interest in the majors outlined in the application
  • Include any accomplishments/experiences in the STEM field when completing the online application
  • Must submit a personal statement
  • Must display interest in the following majors with the intention to declare as a major in one of these areas:
    • Engineering (including but no limited to: chemical, civil, computer, construction, environmental, industrial, materials, marine, petroleum, software)
    • Computer science (including but not limited to: cloud engineering and infrastructure, cybersecurity, data engineering and data science and analytics, management of information systems)
    • Geology​​
    • Geophysics
    • Petrophysics
    • Public affairs
    • Procurement/supply chain management
    • Industrial hygiene
    • Occupational health and safety
    • Computation and applied mathematics
    • Naval architecture
    • Mathematics
    • Statistics

How do I check the status of my application?

A. Click here to log into your scholarship profile page and check your status.

For more information about Chevron visit: For other general questions, contact UNCF’s Relationship Manager, Jamese Carrell.