Apply for your chance at $1,000 towards your college tuition! APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH MAY 1, 2021

Congratulations to the winners of the 2024 David P. Smay Scholarship!

Jeffrey Paul Allen II
Saraland, AL
Auburn University

Hizo Causey
Missouri City, TX
Texas A&M University

Anthony Cook
Richmond, CA
Cal State East Bay

Lan Emily Hoang
Pasadena, TX
University of Texas

Ishani Jena
Monroe Township, NJ
Rutgers University - New Brunswick (School of Engineering)

Sydney Mahaffey
Buena, VA
Utah State University

William Kentaro Meierding
Danville, CA
University of Arizona

Angela Merrill
Folsom, CA
Folsom Lake College

Kaosisochukwu Orioha
Conroe, TX
University of Texas at Austin

Rebecca Pullin
Houston, TX
University of Strathclyde

Athitiya Singhapan
Houston, TX
University of Texas at Austin

Shelby Ulibarri
Herriman, UT
University of Utah


To apply, you (the student) must be:

  • Have a Chevron Federal Credit Union membership with all accounts in good standing (If you are not a member, please complete an online membership application or visit your local branch to join)
  • A graduating high school senior, 19 years of age or younger


  • A thoughtful essay with a title (double-spaced, two pages maximum, eleven point font minimum) on a topic released in March.
  • Your transcript(s) reflecting all four years of high school, including your cumulative, un-weighted GPA on a 4.0 scale

Submission instructions

  • Applications must be submitted electronically from this page
  • Scholarship submissions must include your name, Chevron FCU member number, home address, phone number, email address, name of the post-secondary school you plan to attend, and your college student ID number (if available)

The submission deadline is usually May 1, with winners announced no later than May 31.

 The David P. Smay Scholarship

David P. Smay III volunteered for more than a decade on Chevron Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors, serving many years as Chairman.

During his tenure, a number of milestones were achieved which continue to contribute to the growth and success of the Credit Union, including the introduction of online banking, the MarketEdge account, and fixed-rate mortgages.

Mr. Smay had an acclaimed 40-year career with Chevron Corporation and was well-loved and hailed as a leader in every position he held. He resigned as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, retired as General Manager of Benefit Investments for Chevron, and finished his career as a Board Member of the Chevron Retirees Association. He was a true inspiration to all who met him.

The David P. Smay Scholarship is awarded each Spring to graduating high school students who exemplify the values of high academics and leadership in the community. Each winning applicant receives a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.


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