Eight MGCCC students receive scholarships from Chevron
As the old saying goes, today’s students are the leaders of tomorrow, and one Jackson County business is making a considerable investment in our area. News 25’s Kristen Anzuini shows us how.
“It means the world to me”
Gratitude … It’s something you can’t really teach in class, but there was plenty to go around as Chevron designated these eight Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College students as scholarship recipients. Aaron Jackson is one of them.
“I’m just thankful, honored. I am doing well in school. I have a 4.0. I’m giving it all I have to give,” says Jackson, a scholarship recipient.
And a little less to worry about, considering the $14,000 in scholarship money that Chevron has allocated to Jackson and these other MGCCC students who have maintained at least a 3.0 grade point average in the school’s process technology and engineering programs.
Jackson says, “Oh it means a lot. I had to take out a loan so this really means a lot. It will help me pay for my college courses during the summer because I didn’t have any funding or any help for that so I am very honored and very thankful to receive this.”
This is the second year Chevron has awarded these scholarships, fueling the refinery’s relationship with MGCCC and the promising students who go to school here.
Amy Brandenstein, the community affairs representative at Chevron says, “Chevron has had a long partnership with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, and it is a really important one. We feel like it is a pipeline to Chevron to a certain extent. We hope that the students who receive scholarships from us, intern with us, and then one day will work with us full time.”
“I definitely would be honored to work for them. I would love to work for Chevron. It is a great opportunity, and it’s a great way to provide for your family and for the economy in Jackson County,” says Jackson.
In Jackson County, Kristen Anzuini, News 25.