Richmond Promise deadline extended to Monday, March 16

Richmond Promise deadline extended to Monday, March 16
Richmond Promise Summer Associates pose in front of Richmond City Hall.

High school seniors have a couple extra days to apply for free college money and guidance from the Richmond Promise.

The Richmond Promise application deadline has been extended to Monday, March 16, at 11:59 p.m.

Click here to apply. To receive the scholarship, all eligible students must have completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application, which were due by March 2.

The Promise provides high school seniors from Richmond and North Richmond up to $1,500 annually (over four years) to help them obtain a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree or Career and Technical Education (CTE) certificate from an accredited four-year university or community college. The free program, launched in 2014 thanks to a $35 million, 10-year investment by the Chevron Richmond Refinery, also provides guidance in obtaining other financial aid and grants and offers workshops and resources to assist students with the application process and transition to college.

For those interested in learning about other scholarships offered locally and nationally, the Promise offers a wealth of resources on this website page.

Also, make certain to follow the Promise Facebook and Twitter sites for updates.

Over 1,000 students enrolled full-time in college benefit from the Promise program, according to program data. Seventy-two percent of the students come from low-income families, and 71-percent are the first in their family to attend college.