Richmond Promise application deadline is this Friday

College financial aid forms now part of Kennedy High curriculum
Miguel Molina of the Richmond Promise program helps Kennedy High seniors fill out their financial aid applications ahead of the March 2 deadline on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019.

The Richmond Promise Scholarship application is due this Friday, and there is still plenty of time for students to apply.

Students needing help filling out the application can email [email protected] and/or attend a last-minute deadline workshop this Friday, March 8, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Richmond Civic Center computer labs, 450 Civic Center Plaza in Richmond. 

Students and families can learn more about Scholarship eligibility and the application on the Richmond Promise website.

The Richmond Promise provides college scholarship funds of up to $6,000 ($1,500 annually) to graduating seniors from Richmond and North Richmond who attend any public, charter, or private high school in the West Contra Costa School District boundary area. The program also provides students with a network of guidance and support in financial aid, academics and college acclimation.

Since 2016, the program has awarded 1,315 scholarships to local students, or $5.4 million.

Richmond Promise was established in 2014 by a $35 million investment from Chevron Richmond, which was part of a larger $90 million environmental and community investment agreement with the City of Richmond connected to the Refinery Modernization Project.