Chevron Federal Credit Union believes in the value of education.

That’s why we're committed to investing in students and their dreams.

The David P. Smay Scholarship
David P. Smay, III had an acclaimed 40-year career with Chevron Corporation. He was well-loved and hailed as a leader in every position he held. He resigned as a lieutenant in the US Navy, retired as General Credit Manager and Treasurer 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. This scholarship is named in his honor and is given to graduating high school students who exemplify the values of high academics and leadership in the community.

Each Spring, Chevron Federal Credit Union awards a David P. Smay scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to each winning applicant to go toward their educational goals. 


  • Graduating high school seniors, 19 years of age or younger
  • The graduating high school senior must be a member, in good standing, of Chevron Federal Credit Union
  • Applications are available beginning in March and due no later than May 1st
  • The scholarship will be paid directly to the college/university the high school senior will be attending in the Fall of the year the scholarship is awarded
  • Winners are typically announced around June 1st


  • A thoughtful essay with a title (double-spaced, two-page maximum, eleven point font minimum) addressing the specific topic that is announced in March
  • Your transcript(s) from all four years of high school, including any Honors or AP courses, as well as your cumulative, un-weighted GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • A list of your extracurricular and community activities and work history
  • Your credit union member identification number

Submission instructions

  • Applications must be submitted electronically using our online form when submissions are open
  • 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)
  • Submissions will be graded on a point system
  • The submission deadline is May 1st; electronic submissions must be received by midnight on May 1st
  • Winners are typically announced in early June; scholarships will be applied to the college year beginning in the fall

Chevron Federal Credit Union will award the David P. Smay Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to each winning submission. If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected], or give us a call at 800-232-8101. For those outside the U.S., call 510-627-5000.


Congratulations to our 2021 David P. Smay Scholarship Winners!

2021 David P. Smay Scholarship winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 David P. Smay Scholarship!

TiyiOluwa Adegboyega
Buffalo, NY
Canisius High School

Abhi Bhatia
Houston, TX
Carnegie Vanguard High School

Eesha Bilal
Houston, TX
Lamar High School

Matthew Borkovich
Long Beach, CA
Los Alamitos High School

Miranda Bowdish
Martinez, CA
College Park High School

Erika Morris
San Francisco, CA
St. Ignatius College Preparatory

John Phillips
Sugar Land, TX
George Ranch High School

Isabella Schmitz
Austin, TX
Vandegrift High School

Talia Schreiber
Belmont, CA
Carlmont High School

Savannah Whitaker
South Jordan, UT
Herriman High School

Varun Wunnava
Sugar Land, TX
Kempner High School 

Rebecca Yee
Dublin, CA
Dublin High School
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