Spread this important news! The 2018-19 Richmond Promise Scholarship Application became live today. For more information and to apply, go here.
The Richmond Promise Scholarship provides funding of up to $1,500 a year for up to four years to Richmond graduates of any public, charter, or private high school in the West Contra Costa School District boundary area. The Promise program also provides students with a network of guidance and support in financial aid, academics and college acclimation.
The deadline for new, first time Richmond Promise applicants is March 8, 2019 at 4 p.m. Students currently receiving or already awarded the Richmond Promise Scholarship will receive renewal application by email in late May 2019.
RELATED: Fulfilling the Promise.
As part of the Richmond Promise application process, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or California Dream Act application by the Cal Grant deadline of March 2, 2019. Those who are not eligible to complete the FASFA or Dream Act can still complete a Richmond Promise scholarship application.
This afternoon and evening, the Promise team held an application launch party at the Civic Center computer lab to provide assistance to students and their families launching into the application process.
Additional questions can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 230-0422.
Established in 2014, the Richmond Promise was launched by a $35 million investment from a $90 million community benefits agreement between Chevron Richmond and the city of Richmond connected to the Chevron Richmond Refinery Modernization Project.
Photo and video by Mike Kinney