press release

Chevron Distributes Over 800 Scholarships

DHAKA, 10 December 2018 - As a part of its ongoing yearly scholarship distribution program for financially disadvantaged, meritorious students, Chevron Bangladesh hosted a ceremony yesterday at the premises of its Bibiyana Gas Plant.  In all, 824 students from 24 educational institutions near Chevron’s Bibiyana, Jalalabad and Moulavi Bazar natural gas fields were awarded stipends this year, of which around 66% are females. Also included in the total are 21 scholarships for students who received excellent grades in the recently published results of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams. Chevron Bangladesh started the scholarship program with only five educational institutions more than 12 years ago. The average pass rate of Chevron’s scholarship recipients in the recently published results of the 2018 Secondary School Certificate exams was about 98%. 

Aside from its scholarship distribution drive, Chevron’s Quality Education Support Initiative aims to improve the learning environment of schools near its three gas fields. In addition to stipends, support is provided in the form of additional teaching, computer labs, coaching support and endowment fund for selected schools, school uniforms, sports equipment, furniture and sanitation facilities. Chevron’s support for schools helps improve their overall performance. 

Attendees from Chevron Bangladesh included Director of Policy, Govt. & Public Affairs, Ismail Chowdhury; Health, Environment & Safety (HES) Director, Ashiq Rahman, Bibiyana Gas Plant Superintendent, Bryan Mitisek, and senior staff from Bibiyana Gas Plant. Also in attendance were students, guardians, Chairmen of four School Management Committees, and senior faculty of four Chevron-supported schools, including the Head-Teacher of Nadampur High School, Pradip Ranjan Das. 

Mr. Chowdhury said, “I’m proud that Chevron’s initiatives have played a key role in enhancing the quality of education near its areas of operation. Today’s ceremony is a culmination of the students’ hard work, and the support they’ve received from faculty, parents and guardians. I’m confident that all your collective efforts will set a model for quality education the Greater Sylhet region.” Since 2005, Chevron has been running its corporate social responsibility initiatives in economic development, education and health for communities near its gas fields. Expressing his appreciation, Mr. Das said, “We’re privileged to be Chevron’s neighbour and have always found you ready to deliver valuable support to the doorsteps of our community. In particular, we look forward to the education initiative continuing in the same vein in the years ahead.”
At scholarship distribution event in Bibiyana field

Standing, 2nd row from left: Ashiq Rahman, Chevron Bangladesh’s Director of Health, Environment & Safety; Obaidullah Al-Ejaz, Community Affairs Manager; Bryan Mitisek, Bibiyana Gas Plant Superintendent; Ismail H. Chowdhury, Director of Policy, Government & Public Affairs; Samad Chowdhury, Government Relations Manager; Imam Hasan Akan, Assistant Manager, Field Community Engagement & Communication. Some recipients of Chevron’s annual scholarships for financially disadvantaged, meritorious students are pictured with their crests in the 1st row. This year, 824 students in 24 educational institutions from Chevron’s three gas field locations of Bibiyana, Jalalabad and Moulavi Bazar received scholarships as part of its Quality Education Support initiative.

Chevron Corporation is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company’s operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.