Richmond Promise scholarship application deadline approaching

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Richmond Promise scholarship application deadline approaching
RIchmond Promise Scholars (Photo credited to Richmond Promise).

By Kathy Chouteau

High school seniors take note: Applications for the Richmond Promise Scholarship are due Mon., March 14, 2022. In order to be eligible for the scholarship program, students must also complete their FASFA or Dream Act application by the March 2 Cal Grant deadline.

The $1,500 Richmond Promise scholarships are renewable for up to four years toward attendance at a two-or-four-year college and/or Career Technical Education Certificate at any U.S. not-for-profit institution. Students can also petition for an additional two years of funding.

Students in 12th grade are eligible for the Richmond Promise Scholarship if they: Live in Richmond or North Richmond; attend a high school or equivalent program within the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSSD) boundaries; have attended an eligible high school at least 9th through 12th grade consecutively; and plan to complete a FAFSA or CADA for financial aid, according to Richmond Promise, the organization administering the scholarship.

Richmond Promise was made possible through Chevron Richmond’s commitment to invest $35 million over a ten year period to fund post-secondary education for Richmond students. Ultimately, Richmond Promise aims to promote a college-going culture among the city’s youth.

To apply for the scholarship in English or Spanish by Mon., March 14, click here. Richmond Promise offers students help during its office hours Monday-Thursday from 3-5 p.m.; click here to set up a virtual appointment. Students needing help outside of office hours can make arrangements by contacting Miguel Molina at [email protected]. Learn more about the scholarship here.