Big reminder for local high school seniors: The Richmond Promise Scholarship Application must be submitted by midnight this Friday, March 9.
Currently, 403 scholarship applications for the The Richmond Promise College Scholarship program have been submitted. Another 250 applications remain incomplete, according to program officials who are making a last-minute push by announcing several opportunities this week where students can get help completing the process.
The scholarship program, which was launched thanks to a $35 million contribution from a $90 million community benefits agreement between the city and Chevron tied to the Richmond Refinery’s ongoing Modernization Project, provides up to $1,500 annually to students attending a two or four year college or university or a career technical education program.
To be eligible for the Richmond Promise scholarship, a student must be a resident of Richmond or North Richmond (i.e. have a Richmond home address); have graduated from an eligible high school within the West Contra Costa Unified School District boundary area or received your GED/high school equivalency between June 2017-2018; and have attended an eligible high school, at least, 9th – 12th grade consecutively.
Also, students must have submitted their FASFA or California Dream Act forms, which were due by the Cal Grant deadline of March 2.
For assistance completing applications, visit your College & Career Center, or stop by Richmond Promise Office Hours at these times: El Cerrito HS: Mon – 11:30-12PM; Richmond HS: Mon – 12:30-1:30PM; Richmond Police Activities League: Tues- 5:00-6:00PM; De Anza HS: Wed – 1:50-2:30PM; Greenwood HS: Th – 1:00-2:00PM; Kennedy HS: Th – 2:30-3:30PM.
Also, this Thursday and Friday, stop by the computer lab in 440 Civic Center between 4-6PM for assistance completing your applications.
For questions and to request one-on-one assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 974-3268.