Each Spring, the Credit Union awards David P. Smay scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to each winning application.


Eligibility

To apply, you must be:

  • A graduating high school senior, 19 years of age or younger
  • The graduating high school senior must be a member in good standing of Spectrum Credit Union
  • Applications are available beginning in March and due no later than May 1
  • 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 1


Requirements
  • A thoughtful essay with a title (double-spaced, two pages maximum, eleven point font minimum) addressing the specific topic that is announced in March
  • Your transcript(s) reflecting 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
  • Scholarship submissions must include a cover sheet with your name, Credit Union 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 can be dropped off at any branch, mailed to Scholarships, P.O. Box 2069, Oakland, CA 94604-2069, or emailed to [email protected]
  • Submissions will be graded on a point system
  • Submissions are due by May 1; mailed submissions must be postmarked by May 1, and emailed submissions must be received by midnight on May 1; winners are normally announced in early June; scholarships will be applied to the college year beginning in the fall

The 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 give us a call at 510-251-6000 or 800-782-8782 or send an email to [email protected].

 

Congratulations to our 2020 Scholarship Winners!

 
2020 David P. Smay Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 David P. Smay Scholarship!

Rahul Chawlani
Katy, Texas
Cinco Ranch High School

Richard Deng
San Ramon, California
Dougherty Valley High School

Natalie Lorz
Benicia, California
Benicia High School

Brent Malde
El Dorado Hills, California
Oak Ridge High School

Callie McCoffery
Bakersfield, California
Bakersfield High School

Weldon “Tre” Miles III
Richmond, California
St. Mary’s College High School

Madison Siclait
Richmond, Texas
Achieve Early College High School

Marie Siclait
Richmond, Texas
Achieve Early College High School

Ashley Smelley
Houston, Texas
Memorial High School

Sydney Vaughn
Castro Valley, California
Bishop O'Dowd High School

Lauren Witte
Pearland, Texas
Glenda Dawson High School

Melonie Yue
Houston, Texas
Memorial High School


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.

 

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