849 students get Chevron scholarships

Staff Correspondent

26 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

849 students get Chevron scholarships

Girl students pose for a photo after receiving Chevron awards at a function in the capital recently.

Chevron Bangladesh has awarded scholarships to 849 students from 23 educational institutions near Chevron’s Bibiyana, Jalalabad and Moulavi Bazar gas fields as a part of its ongoing annual scholarship programme for financially disadvantaged, meritorious students.

About 64 percent of the scholarship recipients are female. Also included in the total are 66 scholarships for students who achieved excellent grades in the 2020 Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams.

The average pass rate of Chevron’s scholarship recipients in the 2020 SSC exams was 99 percent, compared to the national and Sylhet division averages of 82 percent and 80 percent respectively. 

In addition to scholarships, support is provided in the form of additional teaching, computer labs, coaching support and endowment fund for selected schools, school uniforms, sports equipment, furniture, infrastructure, sanitation facilities and potable water.

Chevron operates and holds a 100 percent interest in two onshore PSCs in Bangladesh covering Block 12 (Bibiyana Field) and Blocks 13 and 14 (Jalalabad and Moulavi Bazar fields).