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    Chevron Gives $1.8M to University of Texas at Austin

    Donation to support academic programs.

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Chevron contributed more than $1.84 million in 2009 to support academic programs at The University of Texas at Austin, and the donation was celebrated at the campus reception with Chevron scholarship recipients, the university reported.

    Chevron's 2009 gifts bring its total university giving to more than $40 million. The company also invested $3,751,833 in research partnerships with university faculty and programs, bringing its total sponsored research investments in universities to about $16.4 million, the report stated.

    Chevron's 2009 philanthropic support of the university focused on the Jackson School of Geosciences, Cockrell School of Engineering, McCombs School of Business and Texas Advanced Computing Center. The largest component was $1 million to support the continued maintenance of core samples Chevron previously donated to the university's Bureau of Economic Geology.

    Another $120,000 supported GeoFORCE Texas, a program that rewards outstanding low-income students from diverse South Texas and Houston school districts with the chance to travel and learn about opportunities for geosciences careers, according to the university.

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