A total of 824 students from 24 educational institutions have been awarded by Chevron Bangladesh during a ceremony at Bibiyana Gas Plant in Habiganj recently, said a press release.
The meritorious and disadvantaged students, of them 66 percent are female, from Bibiyana, Jalalabad and Moulvibazar natural gas fields were given stipends this year.
In addition, 21 students, who achieved outstanding results in the most recent SSC examinations, got scholarships.
Chevron Bangladesh started the scholarship programme with five educational institutions more than 12 years ago.
Alongside giving scholarships to such students, Chevron's Quality Education Support Initiative tries to improve the learning environment of schools near its three gas fields.
It provides additional teaching, computer labs, coaching support and endowment fund for selected schools, school uniforms, sports equipment, furniture and sanitation facilities.
Ismail Chowdhury, Chevron Bangladesh's director of policy (government and public affairs); Ashiq Rahman, director of health, environment and safety; Bryan Mitisek, superintendent of Bibiyana Gas Plant; and its senior staff members were present among others.
Chevron-supported Nadampur High School's head teacher Pradip Ranjan Das was also present on the occasion.
San Ramon-based Chevron Corporation is one of the leading integrated energy companies in the world. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, it is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry.